New to Eastern Idaho

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by drsteik84, Oct 7, 2015.

  1. drsteik84

    drsteik84 Out Of The Brooder

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    Just moved to Blackfoot, Idaho from South Carolina. Experimented there for a couple of years with lots of different chicken breeds from hatcheries. Loved it. However, I am really wanting to focus on just Australorps and getting them as near the SOP with good utility as I can. Sold all my chickens when I left SC and don't have any at the moment. Just about got my new house set up to properly house them. Hoping to get some new chicks from a breeder and not a hatchery to get started this time. Still haven't decided between blue or black Australorps. That probably depends on what I can find from a breeder though.
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. I've just moved to your neighboring state, Montana (NW corner of it). I've ordered Black Australorps on a number of occasions from Dunlap Hatchery in Caldwell, ID. Their Aussies will likely never win any poultry shows, but they sure are excellent layers. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is loads of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in finding a show quality Aussie breeder.
     
  3. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG] and Welcome to BYC!
    So glad you joined! You should check out the Idaho? thread to talk to others from your state :) I hope you enjoy BYC as much as I do!
     
  4. drsteik84

    drsteik84 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, good to know there is an easy way to find others nearby.
     
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  5. drsteik84

    drsteik84 Out Of The Brooder

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    I will have to look into Dunlap Hatchery. I am not the most patient person. If I can't find any from breeders soon after I have my coop setup, I may go ahead and order some. I could always focus on getting a couple really good quality roos later.
     
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  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Sounds like a good plan.
     
  7. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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    Any chance you could raise black and blue Australorps rather than have to focus on just one?
     
  8. drsteik84

    drsteik84 Out Of The Brooder

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    I hadn't given that much thought. I guess I could. It would make for a more colorful flock.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I was thinking that myself, I never even knew there are Blue Australorps. They are such a worthwhile breed. Welcome to BYC.
     
  10. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    Good luck finding the birds you want!
     

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