New from Perry Hall

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bartonchicks, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. bartonchicks

    bartonchicks New Egg

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    Hi! We are a family of 5 that live on 1.25 acres in Perry Hall. We have been thinking about and researching backyard chickens for awhile and are ready to get started. My father-in-law is building us a coop/run area. Now we need advice on what type of chicks/hens and where do we get them from? We have 3 kids (10, 6 and 4) and our purpose for having backyard chickens are for: backyard pets, family time project/activity and of course - eggs!

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

    Thanks!

    Kendra
     
  2. bella1210

    bella1210 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. bartonchicks

    bartonchicks New Egg

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    I poultry "illiterate" - I don't know what peafowl, orps,etc are - are you local?
     
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  5. ADozenGirlz

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    Quote:[​IMG] from Connecticut! Peacocks are male peafowl and peahens are female peafowl. "Orps" are a breed of chicken called "Orpington."

    I bought my first chickens from MyPetChicken.com They have a great breed selector tool that can help you decide on the type of chickens that are right for you. They mail them to you when they are a day old and they usually arrive when they are three days old.

    I hope that helps (although it is only one resource among an unlimited number of places to get chickens, it's a good start and a reliable, reputable company).
     
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  7. FeatheredObsessions

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    WELCOME! This is a wonderful site for backyard info!
     
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