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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by huguleychickens, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. huguleychickens

    huguleychickens New Egg

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    Hello all! I am brand new to all of this, but I am looking forward to exploring the site for ideas and recommendations. I am looking to get 4-5 chickens for our backyard. I have talked to several other people that raise chickens and I think I'm ready to take the plunge.
     
  2. RileyCalanchini

    RileyCalanchini Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay! I'm glad you joined! Hope your flock does well!
     
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined our "flock!"

    Good luck with your future chickens! I'd be sure to check out the informative Learning Center: Learning Center Articles Also, if you have any questions, just ask! We'll be happy to help.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC.[​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community!

    Have you thought about which breeds you want yet? For a backyard flock, I'd especially recommend the Wyandotte. Mine have been hardy, very good layers, and sweet, personable birds. Other good breeds are Australorps, Orpingtons, Sex-Links, and Easter Eggers.
     
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  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  7. what's kickin' chicken

    what's kickin' chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens - have you decided on a breed(s) yet?
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    If you haven't decided on a breed already, I would recommend buff orpingtons, black australorps, silkies, wyandottes, barred rocks and sussex.
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. If egg production is a priority, I would recommend Black Sex Links (Black Stars), which are hardy and friendly, egg laying machines. I've raised them for years (along with dozens of other breeds and hybrids), and they have been my best layers, consistently churning out more than 300 eggs per hen per year. 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.
     

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