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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mswforu, Feb 18, 2017.

  1. mswforu

    mswforu Out Of The Brooder Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2017
    My husband just set up the coop today! We have been reading for weeks about raising chickens. In about a week we will go look at chickens. Still debating on breeds and if we should add Bantams. Look forward to reading all the info I can find here!! Tracy
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2017
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Tracy and welcome to BYC - thanks for joining us and congrats on the coop build! Bantams make for great eye-candy, but they will likely not make great egg-layers. I'd suggest getting as greater variety of breeds as possible - that way, you will learn which breeds suit you and your climate the best.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre - https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

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

    All the best
  3. mswforu

    mswforu Out Of The Brooder Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2017
    Thanks so much for the info!!! Was just trying to figure out how to find people near me!
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  5. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    Best of luck with all your plans!
  6. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    Apr 24, 2016
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens! Thanks for joining, I'm sure you'll love it here! :frow

  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under mswforu [​IMG] Welcome!

    I agree with CTKen on the bantam eye candy .. my freeloaders do not lay many eggs, but a bonus is that they are easy to find as they spend more time on the nest broody than anything else lol [​IMG]

    I jest .. I love them to bits and they are the sweetest little girls! However, we do only average 10-12 eggs a week with 5 bantams due to moulting, broodiness and just plain freeloading.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
  8. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    LOL - funny and true!
  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! So happy you joined our flock! Best wishes to you and your chickens! [​IMG]

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