Newbie from Kansas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Anderson Lowe, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. Anderson Lowe

    Anderson Lowe Out Of The Brooder

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    Greetings everyone.

    I have yet to start my flock as I am still finishing up the coop and joined here to hopefully avoid making early mistakes and learning the ins and out from all of your experiences.

    Out City allows up to 12 Hens and no Roosters, i am adding chickens for egg production for our family. ( looking to start with 4)
    The wife and I, 2 boys (3rd one due next week) and a mother in law living in our home.

    I am the EMS Director/Deputy Fire Chief, we currently raise rabbits, and i am looking to add to our small back yard farm, the boys love learning about the animals, care, feeding and working the gardening.

    I look forward to many great conversations on here.
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. The Learning center is a great place to start, then hop over to "Raising Backyard Chickens," forum. That should keep you busy for awhile.

    I think it's a good idea to start with 4 hens to see if this is really something you'd like to stay with. It's great when kids get involved.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. I'm glad you decided to join our flock. Raising chickens is a great experience for children. My granddaughter (pictured in my avatar) loves our chickens. Drumstick diva has given you some good advice. There is loads of useful information in our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. If egg production is your main priority, I would suggest Black Sex Links (Black Stars) as they are hardy and friendly, egg laying machines. I've raised them for years (along with dozens of other breeds and hybrids), and they have been my best layers, consistently churning out more than 300 eggs per hen per year. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting your flock.
     
  4. CrazyChookz

    CrazyChookz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and :welcome
     
  5. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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  6. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Welcome to BYC!!! The members here are great and so are their chickens;)!!! This is the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM ON EARTH!!!!

    Hope you have fun and if you need anything we are here to help!!

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  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
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    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     

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