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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ridgeback303, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. Ridgeback303

    Ridgeback303 Out Of The Brooder

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    We are moving to rural NE TX soon and plan to get some easy birds for eggs. We don't want to get into meaty birds at this time as we are newbies.

    Two adults, three nearly teenage kids, and the Ridgeback dogs completed our family at this time. My plan is to start with half a dozen RIRS and/or Plymouth Rock birds, for egg production.

    Thanks for this site. We hope to learn a lot!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, and congratulations on the upcoming move.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Which part of NE Texas are you moving to? My wife and I were both raised in NE Texas. :eek:) If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. Ridgeback303

    Ridgeback303 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for the welcome. We will be in the Paris TX area, ideally in rural Lamar Co.
     
  6. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I think the Rhode Island Red's and Plymouth Rock's are excellent choices, I have a few of each!
     
  7. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    If you want 6 birds, you could get 3 of each of the breeds you're interested in and have a pretty mixed flock. Having both would give you a chance to see the differences in feathering, temperament, etc.

    If you'd like to connect with other members in TX, you can find them here:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/44/texas

    Thanks for joining us!
     
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome. Paris is fairly close to where my wife and I were raised (Blue Ridge for her, Greenville for me) and we have been through Paris on a number of occasions. Good luck with your move.
     
  9. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens - hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
     

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