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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Taryn Country, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. Taryn Country

    Taryn Country Hatching

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    Hi all I am new to this but my bf and I want to start this new experience by getting about 8 easter layers any advice you all can give us would be great
     

  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. There's lots of info in the Learning Centre to get you started. If you wish to link up with other BYC members in your area you can also check out your state thread.

    All the best with your chicken adventure!

    CT
     
  3. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

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    EE are fun birds, they're each a bit different looking one from the other and of course, they have those mystery eggs (what color will each one lay). They're also nice tempered from my experience with them.

    Getting your coop ready before you get the chicks will make life easier for you. Be sure you build it large enough for the birds (they hate being crowded) and making it tall enough for you to stand in will make it easier to keep up. Allow for plenty of ventilation to keep the chickens healthy and comfortable. And make it as predator proof as you can, lots of things like chicken dinners.

    Good luck, you're in for a great adventure!
     
  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

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    [​IMG] A nice well-made predator proof coop is the way to go.
     
  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    [​IMG] glad you have joined us.

    If you plan to confine ranging with a fence, build it tall - I recently witnessed one flying quite high over a 5 foot fence [​IMG]. The breeders raise several breeds and told me the EE's are the only one's who can be real "escape artists".
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  8. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     

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