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My first house

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ThisGuy, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. ThisGuy

    ThisGuy Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 3, 2013
    Sardinia, Ohio
    Hey BYC,

    James here. I just bought my first home and have been thinking about raising DP chickens. As a child I had some Rhode Islands but they were kept as pets. I hunt small game dress and prep all my own meat so I think i should be okay with the feathery gals (fingers crossed).

    Any advice would be appreciated I'll list some basics below:

    I'm building my own coop and run I have a wooden garden shed, I'll be converting half into housing.

    I'd like to start with a small group. I maybe one dozen?

    Would also like to breed but maybe I should wait until later when I have more keeping experience.

    Like I said before I've had Rhode Islands before but maybe there's a better fit for me. I live in southern Ohio now so idk if they can handle the winters here.

    Thanks again looking forward to making some friends here.
  2. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
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  3. ThisGuy

    ThisGuy Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 3, 2013
    Sardinia, Ohio
    Thanks Liz I'm checking them out now :)
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Also check out and save Henderson's Handy Dandy Chicken Chart at: www.Ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html

    Maybe try some Barred Rocks? Better layers and friendlier, too. Or Buff Orpingtons... Or Delawares? Maybe Brahmas?

    Oh - and CONGRATULATIONS on your house! How very cool!
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  5. ThisGuy

    ThisGuy Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 3, 2013
    Sardinia, Ohio
    wow. Those are some beautiful hens long lived too added bonus since ill be paying a mortgage for the next 30 years :O
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
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  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Congrats on buying your first home! All you need now is a coop and some chickens [​IMG] Enjoy!
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  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, James, and [​IMG]! Great to have you with us! Your experiences have you well-suited to be a chicken keeper! Looks like Sumi set you up with some great resources!! Good luck and have fun!
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  9. omaeve

    omaeve Chillin' With My Peeps


    thats great be sure and post pictures of your coop progress on this thread and try a few breeds of chickens and see who you like and breed those. lots of help here ...a great bunch of chicken people here. I am from Virginia[​IMG]here are my new babies ..[​IMG]I will be posting pictures of the first year of life[​IMG]come follow along.[​IMG]
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  10. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Sep 27, 2012
    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
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