Newbie from Northwest Iowa :-)

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ashley7733, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. Ashley7733

    Ashley7733 New Egg

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    Hi there!
    I was born and raised on a Ranch in California with many fun animals (chickens, ducks, geese, pigs, goats).
    Now I am married with 3 kids, and we bought a Ranch last summer. So, here I am, getting my feet wet in the Ranch life again and starting this great adventure with Chickens!

    The chickens will be here on Tuesday, here is a list of what I ordered.

    10 BARRED PLYMOUTH ROCK STRAIGHT RUN
    5 WHITE PLYMOUTH ROCK STRAIGHT RUN
    5 BUFF ORPINGTON STRAIGHT RUN
    10 NEW HAMPSHIRE STRAIGHT RUN
    5 RHODE ISLAND WHITE ST. RUN

    I plan to have them for both meat and egg purposes.
    I will keep approx 12 layers and 1 Barred Rock Rooster.


    How did I do?
    Any tips?
    I have been reading books and forums like crazy, so I do know a lot of the basics already.
     
  2. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from California, all those are good layers however expect a lot of boys! Good luck to you.
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I don't have chickens so I don't have advice for you but [​IMG]
     
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  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Hello, and Welcome to BYC!!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  5. Ashley7733

    Ashley7733 New Egg

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    Thank you so much! :)
     
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]hello from Illinois
     
  8. thasista

    thasista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi from Kentucky[​IMG]

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  9. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Ashley7733, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Visit the links below for some great information. Good luck and have fun!

    The Learning Center: This will gives you the ins and outs of poultry keeping:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/

    For your Baby Chicks - this link is full of threads from people with questions about their little chicks:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks

    For all things Coops:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coop_Designs

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/9/coop-run-design-construction-maintenance
     
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  10. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Ohio
     

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