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New from Massachusetts

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kfintoni, Mar 4, 2016.

  1. kfintoni

    kfintoni Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 3, 2016
    Framingham, MA
    Hi everyone I am brand new to the world of chickens. I have been talking about it for years but I think this is the year to do it. I am looking to start a small flock of 6-8 chickens. The breeds I have been thinking of is Rhode Island Red, Buff Orpington and maybe some Easter Eggers and of course I need a few Silkies.
    My husband says no chickens but I said it is for the well being of our kids as the chickens will love to feed on the abundance of ticks I have on our property. Not sure on what I am going to do about a coop so any suggestions would be great.
    Hoping to post pictures soon of our new babies.

    Karen in MA
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome Karen

    Glad you could join the flock! I have to agree with you that getting some chickens would be great for the kids ;) They are a great way for all the family to get involved with helping. It's also a great way to track kids how to care for a living creature. If your looking for some coop ideas here is a great link to check out ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coop_Designs

    Good luck and enjoy BYC :frow
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Actually, it's guineas that are known for being "voracious" tick eaters, they will also mob snakes to make them leave the area or just outright kill them. Sounds good to me.
  4. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013
    Hi Karen, [​IMG]

    It's nice to have you here!
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC!
  6. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Karen and welcome to BYC - great to have you join us.

    If you check out the Learning Centre, you'll find a whole host of resources on all things chicken.


    Your state thread is worth joining as you will get to know other BYC members in your area (just type your state in the search box). In fact, the search box should become your best friend [​IMG] Lastly but by no means least, the members here are amazing - very friendly and helpful, so if you need an answer to a question or simply want some reassurance that what you are doing is ok, then post away - we all help each other out here at BYC.

    All the best

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