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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BrentsBeginning, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. BrentsBeginning

    BrentsBeginning Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 18, 2015
    Hi BYC people! I am Fay Tyrrell. My son Brent Tyrrell started with pullets this July 2015. We decided on Dominiques (2), Big Black Jersey Giants (3) , and Mottled Java (3). We do have a Brabanter rooster named Jerome. We had success in one hen starting to lay. We believe a Jersey Giant. Now we believe another breed has started to lay as the egg is lighter in color and shaped in more of an oval like a normal egg. We are looking forward to continue having success through the winter. We picked the hardier breeds due to the fact we are north of Syracuse, NY and it tends to get pretty bitter cold. We have decided to use the litter method for the winter with leaves and straw to help compost the garden. It's so exciting that my 14 year old son has decided to invest all of his money into sucha a great project! I am so very proud of Brent's Beginnings!
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC, and good luck to Brent and you in your endeavors.
  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  4. gander007

    gander007 Overrun With Chickens

    Alright Fay, [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]


    My newest additions from last night [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
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  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC, Fay. Glad you decided to join our flock. Raising chickens is a wonderful experience for children. :eek:) If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Fay . I would like to welcome you and Brent to Backyard Chickens. Hope you both enjoy it as much as we do.
  7. bergey

    bergey New Egg

    Nov 19, 2015
    converse louisiana
    how meny chickens can i have in a 8×8 coop
  8. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!


    8X8=64/4=16. 16 chickens or less is a good number for an 8x8 coop.

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