New member in Eastern Kansas.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BlueEggsChick, Apr 10, 2016.

  1. BlueEggsChick

    BlueEggsChick Hatching

    Apr 10, 2016
    Eastern Kansas
    Hello all!

    I'm new to everything chickens, but have done a ton of research. My boyfriend and I will be moving soon into an area that will finally allow me to keep chickens. I plan on keeping Orpingtons, Marans, EEs, Golden buff, Welsummer, and Faverolle. I'd love to keep Ameraucana or Auraucana, but they're pretty expensive from hatcheries. I'll be waiting to get the chicks until I'm completely prepared for them.
  2. Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]

    BYC has a very useful Learning Center [​IMG]

    This time of year all you have to do is go to a local feed store to find some chicks of your choice and for some good quality Marans check out the Buy-Sell-Trade Trend here on BYC [​IMG]
  3. BlueEggsChick

    BlueEggsChick Hatching

    Apr 10, 2016
    Eastern Kansas
    Thank you! [​IMG]

    I've been wanting to raise chickens for the last year and a half now. I've actually been caring for a neighbors chickens while she's out of town. I get paid in eggs. I've noticed that this site is just a little hard to navigate, but I'll get the hang of it. [​IMG]

    We won't be moving for another few months. When we do get all moved and settled, I'll keep the brooder in the basement with all the trimmings. (heat lamp, thermometer, etc.), but I have to work on the floor and walls of the 'coop' and get some roosts in there too. I can wait to build the next boxes.

    Thank you for the info! [​IMG]
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    I am computer impaired, despite everyone trying to coach me. The easiest method for me has been to use the search box ie, you want to check out predator threads, just put that in the search box and it will come up. OR put your state in the box and you can post and ask other Kansas natives for advice on breeds that do best, etc.[​IMG]
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello! And don't worry, you'll get the hang of this site before you know it! [​IMG]

    All the best
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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