New in Maryland

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mymonkeybug, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. mymonkeybug

    mymonkeybug Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all! I am so thrilled to have found this site as we are planning our first foray into having chickens this spring. We desire our own eggs and the pet benefits of having a small flock of 5-8. We are not on a farm but in a small neighborhood on less than a third of an acre. I am slowly making it a small homestead for us and our girls will spend free range time in the garden so I do know I risk them taking much of what I plant for us to eat but hope to plant extra to compensate for that.

    I look forward to learning from veterans here as to what some of the best breeds are for us. We don't want any aggressive birds or fliers. Even considering maybe adding a small few meat birds but have concerns about their breeding so...

    Thanks for all the coming welcomes and advice-
    Heather in MD
     
  2. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined us
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Heather, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community! Best of luck with your spring chickens!
     
  4. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
     
  5. CinnamonQueen

    CinnamonQueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some popular breeds:
    Buff Orpington
    Barred rock
    Australorp
    Easter Egger
    Leghorn
    Rhode Island Red
    That's just a few. I am definitely not a veteran.
    Good luck and
    WELCOME!!
     
  6. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Welcome to BYC :) Glad you joined us.
     
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    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  9. mymonkeybug

    mymonkeybug Out Of The Brooder

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    The website you shared is awesome for us newbies. I think I have found a new favorite. Thank you so much for this info. The Favorelles looks like a great breed.
     
  10. mymonkeybug

    mymonkeybug Out Of The Brooder

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    When speaking in chicken terms, what does "flighty" mean? Same as any other time the term is used or something different?
     

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