New from Olympia, WA

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by stacylynnm, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. stacylynnm

    stacylynnm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello. Just wanted to say hello. We started with four layers and converted an unused horse stall into their coop. Working well. Looking into adding more hens this year. Not sure if I want our own rooster though. Do I have to worry about breed types? When is the best time to hatch? Thanks.

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  2. Sk8inChick(en)

    Sk8inChick(en) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello there!

    Welcome! I believe you will find plenty of info on breeds in the "Breeds" tab at the top of the BYC home page. Also, any questions you have about hatching would probably be best anwered in the Incubating and Hatching Eggs forum. Good luck with your birds!

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  3. hallerlake

    hallerlake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Be sure to come by the new Washington state thread. It's very active, and the people very helpful.
     
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  4. nwredrooster

    nwredrooster Out Of The Brooder

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    Howdy. I live outside Portland now but lived in Olympia for a year as a kid. You will find lots of helpful folks here who love to talk shop.
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] What breeds have you got? Is your roo a different breed than your hens? If so it's up to you if you want mix breed offspring. I've crossed different breeds to each other before as I didn't start with pure breeds and it didn't matter. Ended up with quite a colourful bunch of chickens, but they were great! If you are planning on selling any of the offspring at a later stage it would be better to keep their breed pure though. Most people are not keen on mix breeds and you may have a problem selling them. If you are doing it to expand your own flock only and are planning on eating the roosters, it should not be a problem.
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Stacy, and[​IMG]! Great to have you with us! Best of luck to you and your chickens!
     
  7. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hi and :welcome

    The breed of rooster isn't usually a big deal. As for hatching times, you might want to go for spring so the chicks get some warmer weather, but all year round's fine if you have heat lamps and stuff like that.

    I hope you find all the info you need here, and enjoy the site. :D
     
  8. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    [​IMG] From Virginia, glad you joined.
     
  9. BrendaJ

    BrendaJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello from Oregon & welcome to BYC. You will find lots of helpful info & people are here.
     
  10. coreshot

    coreshot Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome, be sure to show us your converted stall in the coops section
     

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