Newbie in south west Alabama

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

  1. chickadoodles

    chickadoodles Overrun With Chickens

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    I have been reading the posts on your website in doing my research on raising chickens. I have not bought any yet... But I hope to soon. We are waiting on it to warm up some to build our coop. And it has rained every week keeping our place nearly flooded.
    But I do want to raise some chickens that will give us extra large eggs. I have not seen that many breeds that will give me the extra large eggs yet. Any suggestions?
    We will have a brooder box in our shed with a heat lamp over it for the baby chicks. And I have seen alot of different age ranges for the chicks to go outside in the coop. And I was hoping that some more experienced people could help me out with that. I will also have a heat lamp in the coop for them.
    We also have 3 dogs, and a few cows that are just pets.
    Thanks, chickadoodles
     
  2. 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]
     
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    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Hmm, extra large eggs... I heard the top 5 breeds in that laying category would be Barnevelder, Red Star Sexlink, Rhode island Red, commercial Leghorn and Delaware. Of these breeds I only have Leghorns and they do lay nice size eggs and lots of them!
     
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  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, chickadoodles, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! Best of luck with your future chickens and coop building!!
     
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  7. chickadoodles

    chickadoodles Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi everyone! Thank you for making me feel so welcome and for the help!
     
  8. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    My Delawares lay a nice XL brown egg and lots of them
     
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  9. Calebs Farm

    Calebs Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome To BYC
     
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  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]Just dive in, the more the merrier
     
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