New to the HenHouse.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bratsmonster, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. Bratsmonster

    Bratsmonster New Egg

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    Hi all... My wife and I have been considering raising chickens for about a year... so last week I found this chicken coop at Tractor Supply http://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/precision-pet-orb-country-classic-coop.
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    I wanted to expand the run so after another hundred or so bucks and several trips to Lowe's, oh and the decision that I wanted a tractor, we ended up with this...

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    Now, what breed do we want? or do we just roll the dice and take our chances... No. We decided that because of their appearance, heartiness and beautiful eggs, we wanted to get the Ameraucana breed. Unfortunately, the closest breeder to us in Northeastern South Carolina, is in North Carolina, about an hour away. We contacted her and she just happened to have a half dozen bantam Wheaten Ameraucana chicks about 3 weeks old. Road Trip!

    So now we have them home, stayed in the house overnight since it's raining today. Stone had to kiss each one as I put them into their temporary home. I think we've made a great decision.

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    Thanks for all of the information this site has provided. I'm sure I will have more to contribute.

    Kevin, Corrine and Stone Fox
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Kevin, Corrine and Stone Fox and [​IMG] - great to have the whole family onboard with us! Congratulations on your coop - lots more room with your modifications, and on your chicks!

    These links may help you for the moment.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/getting-started-raising-chickens
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - just type the name of your state in the search box.

    All the best
    CT
     
  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. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens, hope you enjoy it as much as we do. It's always so nice when the entire family is involved with chicken projects.
     

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