Newbie! Making a life long dream come true!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mayberrymarsh, Dec 22, 2016.

  1. Mayberrymarsh

    Mayberrymarsh New Egg

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    Just wanted to say hello from NC! I've not started my flock yet, but I've made arrangements for the coop and such. Now, I've got to decide the breed. I just want egg layers, preferably docile ones. Thoughts?
     
  2. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello from Ireland.
    I am glad that you have joined the flock.
    Goodluck,
    Fionn.
     
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  3. TwoCrows

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

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community!

    Chickens are a wonderful adventure!! Have you stopped by our learning center yet? Lots of articles that will help you set up the coop, raise the chicks, feed, water and keep them healthy all of their lives... https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    As for docile breeds, you can't go wrong with Black Australorps or Buff Orpingtons. Both of these are considered Orpingtons. Orps are VERY docile, friendly, and very hardy health wise. I have kept other breeds and by FAR Orps ARE the healthiest and most friendly. Mine are huge on lap sitting and follow me around like drooling puppies looking for goodies. Here is a nice chart that you can get a feel for the breeds... http://www.sagehenfarmlodi.com/chooks/chooks.html

    So make yourself at home here and if you have any further questions, feel free to ask.

    Welcome to our roost! :)
     
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  4. IdyllwildAcres

    IdyllwildAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Mayberrymarsh [​IMG] Welcome!

    I hope you enjoy BYC. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
     
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  6. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    [​IMG] I am glad you joined us!
     
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  7. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    WELCOME!!!!
     
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  8. LadyVictorian

    LadyVictorian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome, I am in the same boat as you. Got everything sent up for them already just waiting for 'chicken' season to start in my state. I am going for egg laying hens as well and already looked into the Buff Orpingtons, Rhode Island Reds, Australorps, Amaricana (wanted some blue and green egg layers), wyandotte, and Plymouth rocks.They also seemed like friendly layers. I'm probably getting some older silkies and polish hens as well this summer from some breeders but more so for pets than egg layers because both are so cute and I use to have a Polish hen long ago who was my barn buddy. Also if you are not looking for heritage breeds red sex links/Red Stars are GREAT layers and super friendly. I had a girl up until 2 years ago and she laid almost every day religiously (including winter), never went broody, and was happy to hang out with us all day in the gardens. She would jump into your lap and let you hold her and was very social even with strangers.
     
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  9. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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