New member in North Central Texas looking for laying hens

StarsFan33

In the Brooder
May 18, 2017
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Hey everyone! My name is Steve and I am in Collin County, TX and about to get started with a small flock of laying hens. in an ideal world I want to get about 15 hens and have a variety of breeds and egg colors. I have a couple coop kits from CCONLY coops being delivered next week and will be putting them together and would like to already have some good ideas/connections for where I'm going to buy my birds. Hopefully I can make some friends that can help advise and point me in the right direction as I start this new adventure.

in reality, I'm getting these more for my dad who is battling stage 4 incurable cancer right now. He has always wanted to have chickens, and my mother has always told him it wasn't going to happen if he wanted to keep his wife...so he has always wanted them, but never had them. He wants chickens, and a new truck. I can't afford to buy him a new truck, so he is getting Chickens (and mom is mad at me! LOL).

Thank you,
Steve
 

eggbert420

Songster
Feb 15, 2017
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Hey everyone! My name is Steve and I am in Collin County, TX and about to get started with a small flock of laying hens. in an ideal world I want to get about 15 hens and have a variety of breeds and egg colors. I have a couple coop kits from CCONLY coops being delivered next week and will be putting them together and would like to already have some good ideas/connections for where I'm going to buy my birds. Hopefully I can make some friends that can help advise and point me in the right direction as I start this new adventure.

in reality, I'm getting these more for my dad who is battling stage 4 incurable cancer right now. He has always wanted to have chickens, and my mother has always told him it wasn't going to happen if he wanted to keep his wife...so he has always wanted them, but never had them. He wants chickens, and a new truck. I can't afford to buy him a new truck, so he is getting Chickens (and mom is mad at me! LOL).

Thank you,
Steve
Do you want hens or chicks ?
 

Pork Pie

Flockwit
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Jan 30, 2015
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Hi Steve and welcome to BYC - great that you have joined us.

You can check out the buy/sell/trade forum to see what's available, but you need to have made 20 posts before you can participate. There are threads on almost every breed imaginable, so search for those also - you may find breeders of your preferred breeds nearby.

You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/270925/find-your-states-thread#post_3239224

All the best

CT
 

sunflour

Flock Master
8 Years
Jan 10, 2013
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:frow Hello and Welcome to BYC.
But, so sorry about your dad's illness.

You are such a special person to be getting him the flock he wants.:hugs

Since you already have leads on sources for the chickens, I'll just wish you luck in getting everything going so your dad can have time to enjoy his hens.
 

StarsFan33

In the Brooder
May 18, 2017
22
9
24
:frow Hello and Welcome to BYC.
But, so sorry about your dad's illness.

You are such a special person to be getting him the flock he wants.:hugs

Since you already have leads on sources for the chickens, I'll just wish you luck in getting everything going so your dad can have time to enjoy his hens.


Thank you so much!
 

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