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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CandaceWallace, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. CandaceWallace

    CandaceWallace Out Of The Brooder

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    I am just starting my research on having my own (small) backyard flock. I will start construction on my coop in late September/October. Looking for the perfect DIY construction plans right now. I live in Gilbert,AZ so I know it is allowed by the city.
    Anyone suggest a good "how to" book for newbies?
    The breed of egg layers I have in mind so far is Barred Plymouth Rock chicken. I love brown eggs and black and white colorings. Any comments on this breed? Anyone know if it does well in the heat?
    Look forward to starting! I have dreamed of having my own chickens since I was little.
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    Candace
     
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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Candace, and :welcome! Pleased you joined us! I think BRs are a good heat breed...but don't neglect having a mixed flock. I have 12 breeds among my 18 birds. I think BYC is better than any book. The Learning Center alone has more than a book's worth of knowledge! Here's the link if you want to check it out. Good luck to you!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/

    And find the AZ thread in this link if you want to chat with locals.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. CandaceWallace

    CandaceWallace Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info! Need to find somewhere in AZ to buy individual chicks.Only want to start with 3, most online suppliers want 10 as a minimum order.
     
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    You could try MyPetChicken.com. they have a minimum of three large fowl chicks or 5 bantams. I have gotten two orders since may last year and they are all doing great. Would order from them again.
     

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