New and looking for information

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Adam n Angie, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. Adam n Angie

    Adam n Angie In the Brooder

    25
    0
    42
    Aug 30, 2014
    Sioux Falls
    Hello,
    We are new to this and want to find pullets from this area (East river South Dakota) instead of paying tons of shipping. We don't know where to look. Does anyone have any ideas. We also want to get to know people in the area that have the same interests as us. We're hoping to have the coop done this week.
    Thanks!
     

  2. Stynch

    Stynch Songster

    185
    29
    106
    Nov 7, 2013
    Buckeye, AZ
    Welcome to BYC! Have you checked to see if there is a South Dakota thread in the "where am I, where are you" section (under "forum" at top of page? That's the best way to connect with people in your neck of the woods. Good luck in your venture.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

    98,620
    54,759
    1,477
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Stynch took the words right out of my mouth. That is the best way to find out what is going on in your neighborhood.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    25,581
    2,204
    438
    May 14, 2014
    Montana
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. X3 on posting on the South Dakota thread. Please feel free to ask any other questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. What kind of pullets do you want?
     

  5. Adam n Angie

    Adam n Angie In the Brooder

    25
    0
    42
    Aug 30, 2014
    Sioux Falls
    We want calm egg layers. Thinking Orpington, Wyandotte,brahma, barred rock? I want a variety of pretty girls
     
  6. Adam n Angie

    Adam n Angie In the Brooder

    25
    0
    42
    Aug 30, 2014
    Sioux Falls
    I have posted in the South Dakota page also. We are in the border of Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska also. I could check them out also
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    25,581
    2,204
    438
    May 14, 2014
    Montana
    I've had all of those breeds over the years. Orpingtons and Brahmas are very calm and gentle. I have occasionally had an aggressive Wyandotte or Barred Rock. Other standard breeds that are very calm and gentle are Australorps, Cochins, Sussex, and Faverolles.
     
    1 person likes this.

  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member 7 Years

    34,179
    15,882
    1,002
    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Good luck finding these breeds. Orps are a great breed to keep. My Australorps are super docile, friendly and love to lap sit! Very hardy and great layers too.

    Enjoy this new adventure and welcome to our flock!
     
    1 person likes this.
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    23,658
    1,432
    396
    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Good luck finding the birds you want! [​IMG]
     

  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    20,585
    1,224
    391
    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    I would definitely recommend the Wyandotte- mine have been gentle and sweet!
     
    1 person likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by