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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Shadyapex, Mar 17, 2019.

  1. Shadyapex

    Shadyapex In the Brooder

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    I all, I'm a new member but I have had chickens before. I had a flock a few years ago and life's complications have kept me from replacing it for the last few years.
    Now I want to get about a half dozen hens and have built a nice coop and fenced yard for the girls.
    Previously I had a couple of Barred Rocks, a Rhode Island Red, and a Golden Sex Link.
    I'm currently thinking of getting some Orpingtons as I want a want an easy to handle, dual purpose steady layer but I'm open to suggestions.
    I live in Bishop, CA (points if you know where that is; Hint, it's more akin to Nevada than any other part of CA).
    Also I'm having trouble finding Orpingtons locally so any suggestions for sources of chicks or pullets would be appreciated, especially if they're near enough that it doesn't cost $200 to ship.
    I'm retired, keep a big veggie garden and want my own eggs again.
    I've surfed this site a bit over the years and have found that there's a great deal of knowledge here that I'd like to avail myself of. Looking forward to getting to know the folks here that share the interest. Cheers, Steve,,,,,,,,
     
  2. A_Fowl_Guy

    A_Fowl_Guy Wildlife Biologist

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    :yesss: :welcome :yesss:
    Miss Piggy Sue says, “Welcome to our eggcelent flock here at BYC!”

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  3. Shadyapex

    Shadyapex In the Brooder

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    Thanks, and that's a very odd looking chicken.
     
  4. A_Fowl_Guy

    A_Fowl_Guy Wildlife Biologist

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    Oh I’ve got tons of birds too!

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  5. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

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    Welcome to BYC! We're glad you decided to join us! :welcome
     
  6. MysticUniKitty

    MysticUniKitty Songster

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    :welcome Welcome!

    I've found orpingtons through facbook groups gor my area... that's a good place to start! Also look up near by farms or hatcheries you can "order" a local pick up batch then and skip the crazy shipping fee.
    Hope you find some cute fuzzballs soon! :D
     
  7. Shadyapex

    Shadyapex In the Brooder

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    Thanks, but I live in a very remote area and haven't found Orpingtons yet. I can get the usual breeds from my feed store but not Orpingtons. But I'll talk to them again on Monday, the weekend crew didn't really know what they could do.
     
  8. MysticUniKitty

    MysticUniKitty Songster

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    Word of mouth is great for passing along that you are searching for a breed. Our feed store let's us post "ads" on a certain bulletin board. Also find out who is the best chick worker and when they might be around to ask questions. That's how I've gotten a ton of help with coop construction! I can understand being out in a rural area! We're crzy far out in the "boonies" we're still part of the Dallas metroplex but we're so far to the edge that it takes forever to get anywhere.
     
  9. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens Steve hope you can find some look in the state thread or ask there
     
  10. BirdsBeesTrees

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    Orpington are nice birds. I chose Black Astralorps as my first flock 11 years ago. My favorites right now are Speckled Sussex and Salmon Faverolle they let you pick them up and are very sweet birds. So many sweet nice bird breeds to pick from, I hope you find some good ones. :)
     

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