Newbie from El Paso TX

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by DntCallMeChickn, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. DntCallMeChickn

    DntCallMeChickn New Egg

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    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?
    total newbie, no experience. 04Feb2014

    (2) How many chickens do you have right now?
    6

    (3) What breeds do you have?
    Australorp, white rock, black rock and Araucana

    (4) How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com?
    fellow El Pasoen

    (5) What are some of your other hobbies?
    woodworking

    (6) Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share.
    family with children
    3 dogs
    chicken coop was made from reclaimed wood, pallet wood and old dog run
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hi there and welcome to BYC!

    Hey hey...up here in the south central mountains near Ruidoso New Mexico!

    You might like to do some reading in the learning center here on BYC for some tips and hints on raising your new flock...

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
  3. trapperred

    trapperred Out Of The Brooder

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    Im considering moving close to El paso Blanca Im a newbie I want to raise chickens ducks and turkey later fancy pheasants. I want to learn so i joined. this forum. What are the top meat breeds taste size meat feed ratio factors. Why so much emphasis on commervial feed what sbout groumf grsins seefs? Its their natural fpod with insects
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
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  6. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  7. trapperred

    trapperred Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone
     
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC!

    You might check out the breeds section or even the meat birds section for more answers to this question. As for commercial feed, chickens that lay or you are raising for meat need heavy vitamin and mineral laden feed and these commercial feeds are formulated just for these birds. If you don't feed them properly, you can severely compromise their health.
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     

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