Newbie from Pennsylvania!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mollykell26, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. Mollykell26

    Mollykell26 New Egg

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    Hey everyone! Just starting out with chickens, (haven't gotten any yet-still doing some research)
    I was thinking about getting a couple good egg layers that are good in a seasonal climate.
    Any suggestions? I do plan on building an enclosure for them, as well as letting them be "free roam" (I have a large fence enclosed area) Any advice in any aspect would be welcome!
    I own and work with parrots, so I'm not completely ignorant to the needs and general care of feathered friends, but I AM aware that chickens are a completely different animal haha.

    Thanks guys! I look forward to hearing from you!!
    Love, Molly :)
     
  2. barbiegirl

    barbiegirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. clucker49

    clucker49 Out Of The Brooder

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    My wife is a stroke victim and she needed something to occupy her time so she had me build her a coop with a run and she loves it.we have 10 hens and getn average 8 eggs as of now.she sets in a wheel chair and watch her chickens.she has Rhode island reds and yellow buffs.also couple black sexlinks.I let them out in the eve about hour before sunset to free run and they go in the coop at the edge of dark.good luck with it.I think you would like it.
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome Molly

    Glad you could join the flock! The learning centre is a great place to start for lots of info on keeping chickens. Lots of articles on housing, feeding and keeping your birds safe from predators https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Good luck on your new chicken journey and hope you enjoy BYC. I am sure you will everyone here to help with any questions you may have and very friendly :frow
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello Molly, and welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Nice to meet you Molly, glad you joined the BYC flock
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
     
  8. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello :frow and welcome to BYC!
     
  9. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Always Thankful Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC, Molly. Glad you decided join our flock. If sheer egg production is your main priority, I would recommend Black Sex Links (Black Stars), which are friendly and hardy, 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. Whatever breeds or hybrids you end up getting, good luck with your flock.
     

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