Newbie from Arizona!!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by thaidyelibra, May 10, 2016.

  1. thaidyelibra

    thaidyelibra New Egg

    May 7, 2016
    Hello, so i'm obviously new. Never had chickens before but i'm focusing on living more on grid and nonconforming to the usual. I really am bad at gardening but i thibk im getting better. I have been researching coops and breeds of chickens for awhile. Thank goodness i married a countryboy. So he is building the coop for me, if left to me those poor chicks would rebel. Since we live in the land of the sun we are completely roofing the coop and run and adding shade cloth on part of the run. So i decided with Buff Orpingtons 5, Barred Plymouth Rocks 5 & Golden Laced Wyandottes 5.. im so excited. Does anyone band them when their babies or do you wait for them to get older?
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal True BYC Addict

    May 4, 2016
    Somewhere in the Universe
    [​IMG] Great to have you with us! I don't band my chickens at all but I think that if you band them when they are young you have to change them often. So you might want to wait until they are older.

    Hopefully someone with experience banding will answer your question better than I can. Enjoy your time here! [​IMG]
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. I did band some of my adult birds, but after the rains, they get so dirty that its impossible to tell which colour is which. With relatively few of each breed, you will get to know which bird is which, by sight.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    This link may help you for the moment.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area -

    All the best
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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