Lurker signing in from Washington state

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sunshinebees, May 17, 2017.

  1. sunshinebees

    sunshinebees Just Hatched

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    Hi all,
    Been a lurker for a long time. I've had a mixed flock for years and have settled on the Australorps as my main flock bird. I'm looking for quality stock to either replace or improve my current lorps which come from hatchery stock. Any quality breeders shipping eggs to Wa. state?

    Take care,
    Mike
     
  2. SueT

    SueT Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! I look forward to seeing you around and photos of your flock!
    Sue
     
  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! So glad you joined us!
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Mike and welcome to BYC. I'd suggest checking out the buy/sell/trade forum to see what's currently on offer, but you need to have made 20 posts before you can participate. You can also search for your breed thread and get to know what's going on.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224

    All the best

    CT
     
  5. biophiliac

    biophiliac Chillin' with the Peeps Premium Member

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    Hi Mike, Welcome:D... 2 Australorp beauties in my tiny flock. I can see why you chose them. I think you can connect with some quality breeders through the Australorp Breed Thread.
     
  6. sunshinebees

    sunshinebees Just Hatched

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    Thanks for the welcomes!
    CTKen, I'll check out the state thread. Thanks
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    agree with CTken, hopefully you will find other BYCers living near you.
     
  8. TwoCrows

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

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! :frow

    Oh gosh, you are going to love the Aussie breed! All I ever kept for years were Black Australorps. They are hardy in all weather, they stay clean looking all year long, very soft thick feathering, green sheen to the feathers and wow, they rarely have egg laying issues or other illness. Just fabulous birds!

    Great to have you aboard and welcome to our roost! :)
     
  9. TominWa

    TominWa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not too far from you and went with the Buff Orpingtons and some Cherry Eggers. All advise I got locally was they were good for our weather. I'm sure there are many other breeds but those seem to be far and away what is around my area of the state.
     
  10. sunshinebees

    sunshinebees Just Hatched

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    I like the Orpingtons as well. Have a few of them now. There are a few decent Orp breeders around and a lot of them on craigslist...not all hatchery birds.

    I just like my Australorps better and I don't mind having to search a little for good ones. I'm sick that way
     

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