New to backyard chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Melinsd, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. Melinsd

    Melinsd New Egg

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    Hello-I just moved to South Dakota and plan on raising Silver Wyandotte Chickens in the Spring. I prefer to research first and find out much info as possible thus my membership here. I welcome any suggestions, comments etc. Thank you and I'd love to read your experiences too.
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] glad you decided to join us.

    Good luck with the research and your plans.

    I have no experience with Wyandottes, but they are a lovely breed and reported to be very cold hardy - a good choice for your area.

    And, I'm in Georgia, so no help with planning a coop/run for your winters [​IMG] (which I do not envy:)

    If you haven't already explored our site, the best places to visit first are the Learning Center and Coops/Runs forums.

    You can search for folks near you under the "Where am I, Where are you" forums.

    IMO spring is the best time to start a new flock. Get your plans prepared so you will be ready for them next Spring.

    Feel free to ask questions, you'll find the folks here friendly and helpful.
     
  3. Melinsd

    Melinsd New Egg

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    Thank you for your welcome and comments and suggestion about "Where I am, where are you..I will do. Thanks again. Mel in SD
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greeting from Kansas and :welcome. Pleased you joined our community. You will find BYC to be a very friendly place. A great place to stop is the Learning Center here https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    Loads of great articles about all aspects of chicken raising. And in this link https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/14/general-breed-discussions-faq you can locate the Wyandotte thread and ask breed-specific questions of other owners. I have had White, gold laced and silver laced. Great birds! Best wishes to you and your spring chickens! :)
     
  6. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello Mel, welcome to Backyard chickens! Wyandottes are a great breed, I have Golden and Silver Laced Wyandottes, I will post some pictures of them. They were the first breed I fell in love with and just knew I had to have them! I started with Silver Laced, then my brother gave me Golden Laced for my birthday, and I want the Blue Laced. Here is the Wyandotte thread:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/279470/the-wyandotte-thread/11680#post_17574811
    And since you are living in a part of the country that tends to have harsh weather, you might like to check out this thread I started, it has 68 posts right now, so you may find some of it helpful!
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...-elements-with-your-chickens/60#post_17584655

    And then the Wyandottes:
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    Golden Laced Wyandotte Pullet.
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    This Silver Laced Wyandotte got a bit sneaky....
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    One of my 3 Silver Laced roosters.
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    Silver Laced Wyandotte when she was littler.
     
  7. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Very nice to meet you Mel, hope you will enjoy Backyard chickens as much as we do. [​IMG]
     
  9. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :welcome
     

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