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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CountreeChick, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. CountreeChick

    CountreeChick Hatching

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    Hello everyone! I'm not chicken owner yet but really hope to be in the near future. I worked at a farm camp for the past two summers and cleaned chickens coops, collected eggs...etc. I really always enjoyed the chickens. I live on a 5 acre horse farm in NE Florida and may soon be adding 15 acres (plenty of room to keep happy hens!). It may be next spring before I can build a coop and get chickens - so I figured I can start learning and do all the research now. I'm really excited about raising chickens for eggs. I plan on having 6 hens - not sure what breed yet (maybe Buff Orpington?). BYC has already answered a lot of my questions. I have tons more and will be posting questions on the forums.
     

  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas, CountreeChick, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined us! Glad you will be able to get some spring chickens! Here's a link to a chart that compares a lot of breeds. If you can't decide which breed you'd like, remember, there's nothing wrong with a mixed flock! Lot of color and variety plus different colored eggs! Good luck to you!

    http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html
     
  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Crowing Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined!
     

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