New from south Mississippi.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Gamecock7023, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. Gamecock7023

    Gamecock7023 New Egg

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    Hi,

    I'm in south Mississippi about 10 miles from the coast.

    Living rurally now on 2 acres, my wife & I decided to raise some chicken now that our oldest son (6yrs) is big enough to help.

    I'm looking at different coop/run designs now done on a shoestring budget.

    We have neighbors with dogs so I want to keep them safe. Eventually plan on fencing the entire property so they can free range possibly?

    Looking for a breed that will lay eggs & provide poultry too from time to time.

    I'm new to raising chickens so I plan on starting small, maybe two or three hens.

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  3. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Welcome and enjoy BYC!
    Steve :frow
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC! The Coops section of BYC has a bunch of coops of all sizes that BYCers have made, a lot pallet coops. Henderson's Chicken Breed chart compares a bunch of popular breeds, egg production, temperature hardiness, temperament etc. http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html#j The BYC Breeds section has reviews of most breeds also. The best brown egg layers are probably the various red sex links, the best white the commercial White Leghorns. For a more duel purpose breed, the most popular seems to be the Rhode Island Reds.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  6. liz9910

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