New From The Heart of Bourbon Country in Kentucky

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dmoffett, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. dmoffett

    dmoffett Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi.
    My first post to BYC forum.
    I just bought a house with 5 acres. I've been buying eggs from an Amish farmer in my area, the last couple times I've gone to buy he's been out.
    Since I've got the room now I am going to raise chickens myself. I have a family of 6 so I would think 6 or 10 birds should supply us with enough eggs.
    I would not be able to build a coop untill middle of Oct.
    Is this a good time to start chickens or should I wait till spring? We do have cold winters here is Kentucky.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2011
  2. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Texas
     
  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

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    Anytime's a good time to get chickens. Might not find the breeds you want this time of year.

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  4. Nmarine1057

    Nmarine1057 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Congradulation on your new home and property!! In my opinion any time is a good time for chickens [​IMG] hope you enjoy the forum!
     
  5. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! Sounds like a great plan. Best of luck with the coop and chickens!

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  6. ChickensXOXO

    ChickensXOXO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as you're up for the extra care, I would say go for it.
     
  7. petejd

    petejd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just bought our first chickens last week. The selection now isn't as good as it would be in the spring. You can still get good laying breeds now. You will just need to work a little harder to keep the chicks warm until they are old enough to go into the coop. Good luck, and have fun...
     
  8. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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  9. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  10. dmoffett

    dmoffett Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I have a full size unfinished basement. Could I keep chickens in the basement during the winter?
     

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