My first house

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

  1. ThisGuy

    ThisGuy Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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  3. ThisGuy

    ThisGuy Out Of The Brooder

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    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

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    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

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  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
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