New to chickens!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickyen, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. chickyen

    chickyen Out Of The Brooder

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    I've just joined BYC in hopes of gathering up all the information I can before actually getting chickens. [​IMG] I plan on getting chickens in the spring, (around march) and I am still deciding if I really want chickens. I have a shed in my yard that I plan on using as a chicken coop, with a few adjustments of course. if I were to get chickens, I would get three maybe, a Rhode Island Red, a Red Star, and a Barred Rock. Well, it's probably time to start scanning this site for some info... [​IMG]
     
  2. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]I am so excited for you! Lot's to learn.

    Caroline
     
  3. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]Welcome,careful of chicken math.
     
  4. chickyen

    chickyen Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks Caroline! [​IMG] , AK baha, what do you mean by chicken math?
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] chicken math follows an addiction - you start out with a couple of cute chicks and think how nice it would be to have different breeds or colors, etc. Before you know it you are acquiring more and more chickens. We are all enablers here so we won't tell you to stop or help you do it. Sorry.[​IMG]
     
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  6. Teri Metcalf

    Teri Metcalf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Greetings from College Station, Texas. Be sure to include Easter Eggers (Ameraucanas) on your list of desirable chickens. That is if you want good layers, and smart friendly chickens.
     
  7. tcox1963

    tcox1963 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started out with 3. Now I have 10. Picked up 7 today. I want fresh eggs and I like to share mine with family. I sell them to my coworkers.
     
  8. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  9. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicken math. ^
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  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    You are on a slippery slope. I was the same, started with 4 hens, sold some extra eggs, suddenly everyone wanted eggs, so I got more hens and they went broody and who can resist a broody? I sure as heck can't. So one day DH asked exactly how many chickens I had. I had 107 [​IMG] That is chicken math.

    Oh, before you ask. I restarted with one hen in May this year, got given 2 more and a rooster. The hens went broody [​IMG] I'm up to 15 chickens.
     
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