New member from MO

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 11b2p, Nov 25, 2014.

  1. 11b2p

    11b2p New Egg

    Nov 25, 2014
    hello everyone my name is chris and im here to learn and get advice about everything to do with chickens from best breeds for meat and eggs to numbers needed to sustain my family ..
  2. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    Feel free to ask lots of questions! We're all here to help. [​IMG]

    For plenty of information, I would be sure to check out the Learning Center: Learning Center Articles
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC![​IMG] We're glad to have you.

    Be sure to check out the Learning Center for lots of information on chicken raising: Learning Center Articles

    The breeds section will help you decide on a good breed: Chicken Breeds

    And, if you can't find the answers you need, feel free to ask on any of the forums! We'll all be happy to help.
    Last edited: Nov 25, 2014
  4. mtngirl35

    mtngirl35 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 10, 2013
    Hi and welcome! I have 2 barred rocks, 2 black sexlinks, 1 black australorp, and 1 mix breed hen. They give me 2 - 2 1/2 dozen eggs a week. They are not great for meat birds but we do eat the extra roosters. The 2 BSLs are my best layers at 5-6 eggs a week per hen. My BRs give me about 4-5 a week per hen, so does my mix breed girl. Don't have any experience with the meat birds yet but I'm considering Dixie Rainbows for that. McMurray Hatchery calls them Pioneers. I have read that they are decent layers and good meat chickens. Guess I'll find out next spring.
  5. BayBay Peepers

    BayBay Peepers Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 5, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community! Definitely stop by our learning center. Lots of good articles on getting started with chickens, raising the babies, building the coop and raising your adult birds.

    Make yourself at home here and if you have any questions about anything, feel free to ask. Welcome to our flock!
  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] So glad you joined us.
  8. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC, Chris! Glad you decided to join our flock. If you are not strictly set on standard breeds, the best layers and meat birds are hybrids. For laying, I would suggest Black Sex Links, which are hardy and friendly, egg laying machines. I've raised them for years (along with dozens of breeds and hybrids), and they have been my best layers, consistently churning out more than 300 eggs per hen per year. For meat birds, Cornish cross is the way to go. With their amazing growth rate, they are really for butchering at 8 weeks. In fact, if you wait much past that, they begin to develop all kinds of health problems due to their abnormal growth rate. If you prefer dual purpose breeds which will breed true, I would recommend Black Australorps. Black Australorps are extremely hardy, calm and gentle (my children, and now my granddaughter, made lap pets of them), and they are the best layers of the standard, brown egg laying breeds. In addition, they have enough meat on them for good eating. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Whatever breed or hybrid you decide to get, good luck with your flock.
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

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