New Member from Gold Canyon, Arizona:)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TheAdamsFamily4, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. TheAdamsFamily4

    TheAdamsFamily4 New Egg

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    Hello everyone...I'm a new member and live in Gold Canyon, Arizona with my husband and 2 girls. We don't have any chickens yet but will be getting them soon after we finish building the coop and learning as much as we possibly can. Our 2 girls are in 4-H out here and want to have 2 show chickens as well as some laying hens. We have been looking into Sultans and Silkies for show chickens as I have heard they both do pretty well in the heat. Does anyone know where I can get them?? Also, any ideas for laying hens that do well in heat?? Any tips would be much appreciated!! Thanks!!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Great that your children enjoy the birds. Check out the California thread and the "Buy, Sell, Trade" forum for sources of silkies. Remember two things, when buying birds 'cheaper' isn't generally better and it costs no more to feed a show quality bird than a pet quality bird. Good luck.
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] First things first: check out the Learning Center here. It'll tell you everything you need to get started on you chicken adventures. For buying chickens you have a few options, but I'd suggest you buy from a reputable breeder/hatchery, both of which are discussed here:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/16/chicken-breeders-hatcheries

    Also look at the Breeds section here and this handy chicken breed chart:

    http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html

    Have fun!
     
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  4. TheAdamsFamily4

    TheAdamsFamily4 New Egg

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    Thanks so much for the tips:)
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, AdamsFamily, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our community! I X2 the advice of both sourland and sumi! Best of luck to you and your flock!
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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

    Basque chickens (Euskal Oiloa) are very heat tolerant and good layers of large brown eggs, as well as being personable.
     
  7. kjgoodman

    kjgoodman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Welcome from WI :)
     
  8. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
     
  9. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  10. TheAdamsFamily4

    TheAdamsFamily4 New Egg

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    Thank you:) I'm so glad to be here!!
     

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