Newbie to site and chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ame589, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. ame589

    ame589 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello from Oak Harbor Washington!

    I am currently researching and doing a lot of reading on raising chickens. What I am interested in are laying hens. I would like to find someone local or close enough to get some chicks when the time is right. I am hoping to have everything up and ready for them in February or March. My husband and I are currently buying a house with some land and will not be closing on it until sometime in December. I would appreciate everyones input on how to raise and which breeds do well for this climate.


    Thanks
    ame589
     
  2. shortstaque

    shortstaque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck with your new home. How exciting.

    You'll get lots of good advice here at BYC as you plan your new flock. I'm sure there are many heavy breeds that are good egglayers that would do well in your climate. Check out the where are you threads and the state threads to find other Washingtonians who can give you some more specific breed advice for your area!

    Happy Chicken Hunting!!!
     
  3. omahalostpunk

    omahalostpunk Out Of The Brooder

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    Howdy from Oak Harbor, though I'm soon to be getting transfered
     
  4. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Oregon!
     
  5. AlabamaFarmGuy

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  6. Chickanmanfromarkansas

    Chickanmanfromarkansas Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. FarmerJohn3285

    FarmerJohn3285 County Line Farms

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    From Trenton, SC here!

    Started my flock about 3 or 4 months ago.
     
  8. Chickenmenagerie

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    [​IMG] from Florida!

    I think you will find many knowledgeable people here who can help in almost any area!
     
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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