New Flock Soon

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Corban, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. Corban

    Corban Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I am going to be starting a new flock and thus far only have the spot picked out for the coop and ground leveled(ish). I decided to get into chickens for their eggs and because my daughter loves chickens, especially silkies. My brother-in-law has them and for some reason they just seem better than store bought.

    I think I finally have my flock picked out: Black Copper Marans, Ameraucana, Black Silkies for my daughter and I am between Golden Comets and Buff Orpingtons. I will attempt to keep my flock at or around 15 but I have been following some of the posts on BYC and there seems to be a "chicken math" factor, so we will see:)

    Thanks!
     
  2. leslierf

    leslierf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from AZ!
    Chicken Math is a good thing.[​IMG]
     
  3. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2011
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    WELCOME! Love them Buffs! (Folks on her are getting tired of that comment from me!)
     
  4. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

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    [​IMG] from Indiana! [​IMG]
     
  5. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

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    Sounds like a good choice of breeds; I'm partial to BO's, but would love to have some Aracaunas!
     
  6. Corban

    Corban Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the warm welcomes! I will post pics of the coop and the chicks when they become available.

    Thanks again!
     
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. It's hard to resist chicken math [​IMG]
     
  8. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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  9. constance

    constance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, chicken math will get you eventually [​IMG]. If you think you are space-limited to 15, you may want to start with 10. After hanging around this site, you may decide you HAVE TO HAVE breeds X or Y and can add them with less trouble. If you are not space limited, start with 15, take good notes of how you would change your coop the next time you build one, and you will be ready to add more as needed!
    Somehow the coop is never perfect [​IMG]

    Sounds like a fun mix of breeds. Enjoy!
     
  10. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined. [​IMG] from Ocala, Fl
     

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