New In The Neighborhood

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Vickie 51, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. Vickie 51

    Vickie 51 Out Of The Brooder

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    My husband and I live in a medium size city in Westchester, NY. We are planning to get some chickens in the spring. My aunt and uncle had a farm in upstate New York where I spent a lot of time and they raised, among other things, chickens. So I do have some background but it has been a while. To date I have checked zoning (which allows chickens but not a rooster) and we have sent for various coop plans. We are also checking the area to find the closest vet that "knows" chickens. We would like to be ready to obtain 4 to 6 pulleys hens in the spring. This venture is solely for egg production, not meat.

    I would love some ideas as to which breed produces the most eggs, which are the quietest (neighbors you know), and any other advice I can get (feed, heat, etc.).
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  3. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello! Welcome to BYC!
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Have look in the Breeds for more info on the different breeds, their characteristics and egg laying. Enjoy your chickens!
     
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  5. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Google the Henderson Chicken Chart, you will enjoy the breed info there
     
  7. aaabirdman

    aaabirdman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    welcome to BYC
     
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from California! My chickens are noisy when they are laying eggs or when they want out of the run.
     
  9. jbirds2012

    jbirds2012 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Vickie 51, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined us. Good luck with your spring chickens!! [​IMG]
     

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