Louisa Chicken starting my chicken endeaver.

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  1. Louisa Chicken

    Louisa Chicken New Egg

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    [​IMG]I have always loved chickens.
    I am now going to be able to make some little chickens and have eggs.
    I love the Rhode Island Reds. I love double yokers, ha!
    I will be buying chicks and building my coop for about 15 chickens.
    I want to use rabbit wire and enclose my coop. I also want an egg collection area that I can pick up the eggs without breaking my back! Comes from being old.
    I will be starting my chicken family in a few months.
    Any help I can get will be appreciated.
    I do not want a rooster!
    Louisa Chicken
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2014
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  3. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Sounds like you are very excited! RIRs are a great breed but just so you know, they don't always lay double yolked eggs. (That depends on chicken not breed.)

    Make sure the the wire you use can withstand your area's predators.

    Here's some great links to check out.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chicken-predators-pests-how-to-protect-treat-your-flock
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/...-go-out-there-and-cut-more-holes-in-your-coop
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coops

    If you don't want a rooster then you'll need to order sexed chicks. There is still a chance they could be male. If you are wondering about them, you can ask here https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/15/what-breed-or-gender-is-this

    Good luck and don't hesitate to ask questions.

    Glad you joined!
     
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  4. Louisa Chicken

    Louisa Chicken New Egg

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    Hi and thank you for the advise.
    The small rabbit wire should hold out most bad guys?
    Yes, I know RRR do not always lay dbl yoke eggs. I love the brown eggs, I love large eggs. I love eggs!! He, he.

    I will check on the sexing thing. I just do not want neighbors to complain
    I am excited.
    There is just something about a chicken that I love to have them around.
    Which breed do you think lays the largest and most brown egg???
    Louisa Chicken
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Australorps have been known to lay huge brown eggs. They are also a friendly and docile breed. Buff orpingtons are super affectionate and docile. They lay medium brown eggs.
     
  6. Louisa Chicken

    Louisa Chicken New Egg

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    When I am ready, I will be asking where to buy and thank you!
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community! Definitely stop by our learning center. Lots of good articles on all the aspects of keeping chickens, along with getting started and building the coop.

    If you have any questions along the way, feel free to ask.

    Enjoy this new journey you are on and welcome to our flock!
     
  8. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask!
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     

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