New to the chicken world - Northeastern/Central Pennsylvania

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kramerfamilyof4, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. Kramerfamilyof4

    Kramerfamilyof4 In the Brooder

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    Hi All,

    I am new to Chicken keeping. I obtained my first two Buff Brahma bantams 5 weeks ago and it has been an awesome experience so far! I have a pair, Jethro and Jazzy. The roo is very protective of his hen and they both follow me around the yard!! Of course they have learned by now that I am the primary caretaker since I clean the coop and feed them. :)

    I have referred to this site for the last few months and I am excited to be a member and connect with other chicken lovers in my area!

    Michelle

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  2. chickenboy190

    chickenboy190 Crowing

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    Welcome! I would get one more hen in case one would die and stuff like that and [​IMG]
     
  3. maria1964

    maria1964 Hatching

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    where is PA??

    i live in the northeast corner of the state, near union dale PA...

    one hour north of Scranton...

    maria
     
  4. write2caroline

    write2caroline Songster

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    your chickens are beautiful.

    I am very glad you joined the forum

    Caroline
     
  5. Kramerfamilyof4

    Kramerfamilyof4 In the Brooder

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    Hi!

    I have read that at least 3 is best. Unfortunately, the gentleman I bought these from did not have another hen of the same breed available. I am looking for another one, but it is turning out pretty tough. In the spring I am expanding my flock for sure when my shed is remodeled into a coop for them. There seems to be a need for heritage breeds around here, so I might dabble in that! :)

    Thanks for writing!

    Michelle
     
  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

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  7. Kramerfamilyof4

    Kramerfamilyof4 In the Brooder

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    Hi Maria,

    I live in Barnesville, about an hour south of Scranton! :) Right off of 81.

    Do you attend any poultry shows in the Scranton area? I've never been before, but would love to next summer. I am highly fascinated with the different breeds of chickens. Before starting my research on getting my own, I had no idea there were so many different breeds available. What kind of chickens do you have?

    Michelle
     

  8. Kramerfamilyof4

    Kramerfamilyof4 In the Brooder

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    Hi Caroline,

    Thank you so much! I just feel in love with them the second I saw them!



    Hi Liz,

    Thank you for writing. I am planning on expanding my flock in the spring, but should I think about doing it now? I surely do not want to see her get hurt.

    Michelle
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC!
     
  10. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Hello and welcome!
     

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