New Member from Arkansas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by gwrigdon, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. gwrigdon

    gwrigdon Just Hatched

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    Please pardon my ramblings - getting excited about the additions to the yard/family... [​IMG]

    From Searcy AR looking to get started with chickens, want to start out with 6-8 Hens. Wanting chickens as pets, eggs for family of 3, and a couple of neighbors. Have a plan to build my coop 5' X 5' elevated coop - with a 3' covered area on the front of coop. Fenced area about 32' X 20' and some free ranging in the garden.
    Suggestions?????
     
  2. gp329

    gp329 New Egg

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    Hello from Fresno Ca
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. I was born in Hot Springs, AR, and still love that area. Given your criteria, I would suggest Black Australorps. I've raised them for years (along with dozens of other breeds) and they are extremely hardy, calm and gentle (my children and granddaughter made lap pets of them), and the best layers of the standard, brown egg laying breeds. A Black Australorp holds the brown egg laying record with 364 eggs in 365 days. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Whatever breed you decide to get, good luck with your flock.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Glad you joined the flock - you may like meeting others from your area - if you go to "where am I, where are you," in the social forum you can locate and post on your state thread. After you have 20 posts you can participate in the BYC Buy,sell, trade forum.
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Good luck with getting started on your chicken adventure. Michael and drumstick have given you some great advice. Here is the coop section with some great ideas and tips for coop building https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coop_Designs

    Good luck and hope you enjoy BYC :frow
     
  6. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] Nice to have you join us!
     
  7. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

    Hope you have loads of fun and all your answers answered here on BYC the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM on EARTH!!

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  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
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  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    One breed that I would suggest would be the Wyandotte. Mine have been great pets that are docile and inquisitive. Mine have been very good layers, laying over 250+ eggs each per year. They are a very hardy breed, through heat and cold.
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    There are many breeds that would probably work well for you. However, I particularly recommend Wyandottes. Australorps, Orpingtons, Sex-links, and Easter Eggers. All of those breeds tend to be gentle, hardy, and productive egg layers.
     

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