Newb in Sandusky Oh

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Birddog1148, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. Birddog1148

    Birddog1148 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, my name is Chris and I want to start raising a few egg layers, 6-8. Never done this before and have no clue what I am doing. I have good mechanical skills so I know I can build what I need. So any advice is welcomed!
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Hi Chris!

    Welcome to BYC from Ohio! My advice would be to build a coop at least twice as large as you think you want.......Chickens are so addicting! You'll want MORE!

    Also, for egglayers, just think about what color eggs you want....I was always fond of brown eggs, but I like variety.....Look at size (the bigger they are, the more they eat), temperament, cold or heat hardiness, and egg size and frequency in laying.

    A great catalog to get, which I used when I first made my selections, is the Meyer Hatchery catalog. It has great pics, plus very good descriptions of all the breeds, so it's really a great tool to help you decide what breed of chickens to start with. (Even if you don't order from them.)

    Well, have a wonderful weekend and glad you joined,
    Sharon
     
  3. mkcolls

    mkcolls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from NW Ohio. Chicmom gave great advise. Meyer's catalog is available online as well.

    Expect lots of surprises, laughs, anxiety, and fun.

    This is a great forum for info and advise.
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. Yes, Sharon (chicmom) gives great advice.
     
  5. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Southwest Ohio...glad you joined
     
  6. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
     
  7. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] from Louisiana!
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Welcome to BYC, Chris.
     
  10. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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