New member from Bluemont, VA- no chickens yet, though

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by FifteenAcreWood, Jan 20, 2013.

  1. FifteenAcreWood

    FifteenAcreWood New Egg

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    Hey folks. My husband and I are only in the research phases right now and haven't gotten chickens yet. We live on the side of a small mountain/ foothill in the Blue Ridge Mountains of VA. It's almost completely wooded, so right now we're trying to figure out where to put a coop. And, when to start. I assume spring, so we don't freeze any chickens. We have lots of predators out here, so we really want to build a quality coop that will protect the chickens. We also want to put a garden near it. We only plan to get layers, and the husband wants some kind of chicken that "makes rainbow eggs".

    Lesley at Fifteen Acre Wood
     
  2. americana-lover

    americana-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] If you want a chicken that lays rainbow eggs, I recommend getting an Americana. I have 5 Americanas, and they lay the most beautiful eggs, so full of color!
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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

    I have a mixed flock of basques, EE's, Marans, Delawares and Jaerhons and love the multi-colored eggs.

    If predators are likely spend some effort into building a really good run - buried wire, hardware cloth, and covered top. You will not ever regret it.
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Check out the Learning Center here for some good info to get you started. Enjoy your chicken adventure!
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Lesley, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Good luck in your quest for rainbow eggs!
     
  6. FifteenAcreWood

    FifteenAcreWood New Egg

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    Wow- talk about some quick responses! Thanks folks. We'll be using this forum more and more when we start our coop. I see there is thread just on americanas- I'll check it out. And thanks for the advice folks!

    Lesley
     
  7. Carcajou

    Carcajou Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and [​IMG] from the Catskill Mountains of New York. You have come to the right place for A-1 support!
     
  8. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Do your research, make plans, and then get your chickens. That is the logical and organized way to do things. I commend you. Welcome to BYC.
     

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