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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Schnayke, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. Schnayke

    Schnayke Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 3, 2010
    Medford, Oregon
    Hello, I am new here. I plan on getting some chickens for my back yard. I have been looking at some black java chicks a breeders has for sale.
    I want a bird that will be nice, like a pet, that will produce egg's at a good rate and will, not likly fly out of my yard.
    My name is eric, I have never raised or been around chickens. So I know just about nothing.
    My buddy made me a chicken coop, So I have that. Now for the chickens. [​IMG] lol
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2011
  2. Leia's Chickens

    Leia's Chickens A Sunkissed Delight

    Jun 20, 2010
    [​IMG] from Oklahoma! [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    [​IMG] from Mississippi, glad you joined us!
  4. flnatv

    flnatv Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 7, 2011
    West Tennessee
    [​IMG] from NW Tennessee

    Glad you are ahead and have a coop ready [​IMG] You are going to love your new chickies when you get them.
  5. Peacock6

    Peacock6 New Egg

    Jun 11, 2011
    Thats good. You'll like having chickens. Hope you like fresh eggs. hahaha
  6. Schnayke

    Schnayke Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 3, 2010
    Medford, Oregon
    Ya' egg's, are why we want them, that and bug/weed controll. [​IMG] Well that and they are just so darn cute. [​IMG] lol
  7. sonally

    sonally Out Of The Brooder

    Hi Eric. We are new to chicken-keeping too. We have 8 and they are still in the brooder box in our dining room. We are surprised at how attached we both have become to them. They seem to have individual personalities. Study everything you can here... i think this site can teach you everything you need to know! Where are you located? Weather climate considerations are important when choosing the breed! Being in New England, I needed cold-hardy birds!
  8. Schnayke

    Schnayke Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 3, 2010
    Medford, Oregon
    I live in southern oregon. Don't let that fool you, people hear oregon and think wet..
    Well this is the part of oregon that the wild west got it's name from. It's a desert climate, but we have all seasons. So in the winter it gets down into the teens at night, and during the summer and can get as hot as 110. I think heat will be my main problem. I was going to try to buy birds from a local place figureing, if they can raise them around here I at least have a chance. I have been looking but like I said still know exactly nothing. But I looked on the bird breed discriptions and the java seems to fit the bill.
    The town I live in is called Medford, here in oregon. The main thing is I don't want a flighty bird, or one that won't let me pick it up, and clip it's wings and such. I live next to a busy road and am worried about them flying over the fence and into the road. [​IMG]
  9. Chickencoop1996

    Chickencoop1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 28, 2011
    southern nh
  10. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms Premium Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    On the Farm!
    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana!

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