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New/Future Owner in Missouri

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by nepoisopen, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. nepoisopen

    nepoisopen In the Brooder

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    Hi there.
    I recently (as in 2 years ago) bought a little place in Hazelwood, Missouri with a fairly signifigant backyard.
    Ever since we moved in, we spoke of having chickens.
    As of this Monday, we are building a coop to house them.
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    I've been a lurker on this site for the last 2 years at least trying to figure out everything I could about the joys of this past time.
    Now I'm just hoping to find a reputable breeder that's not a hatchery to get my birds from so we can begin!
    I was considering starting with 24 Barred Rocks and 2 Cornish roosters (so we can cross them at some point, ) mostly want to use them for eggs, and don't like the leghorns, but we are also considering Buffs.
    Any input on how well a Buff Cornish cross meat tastes?
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    Anyways, here's to jumping in!
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    -KS
     

  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

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  4. rockinpaints

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  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Crowing

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad you joined. I can't help with the crossing, I just buy the cornish X chicks so I don't have to mess with having anymore roosters around. :thumbsup
     
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  8. [​IMG] [​IMG] from Washington State glad you joined us!
     
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  10. nepoisopen

    nepoisopen In the Brooder

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    Thanks for all the salutations!
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    I ordered 10 Barred Rock pullets, 10 Buff Orpington pullets, and 2 Cornish Cockrels from Cackle Hatchery, I'm picking them up March 13th, 2012.
    Here's to hoping it works out!
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