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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by melvalyn, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. melvalyn

    melvalyn New Egg

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    My name is Melva and chickens have been something I have thought about, and read about...etc and so on... I am going to start collecting supplies to build a coop....I found someone who says he will attempt to make me one. I discovered a man who lives not far away and he has the breeds that I have wanted:
    Mlle Fleur
    Cochins
    Speckled Sussex
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    Buff Brahma

    he also has Seramas....I want Banty chickens not sure if I want the tiny ones.
    I had originally thought of having 3 hens...now I am thinking of as many as 8....next week, will I be up to 12?

    I have a friend who says she has some 2 by 6's I can have...that is a start! I have an area that was made to be an enclosure for a turtle we no longer have...think a coop could be built in the same area,
    using the walls of the enclosure.

    I spoke to a City Employee and he said unless someone complains re the chickens making noise, no one will bother me about them...so I need quiet (relatively) are the breeds I mentioned going to be calm and docile chickens?? Any advice is welcomed.
     
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  2. P-Funk

    P-Funk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Colorado. Yes, everything about chickens is addictive.
     
  3. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Love the breeds that you're thinking about. We don't have any of those, but we do have 2 Seramas & they're one of my favorite breeds. Very quiet & easy to handle. The only other bantam breed we have are Silkies & they're wonderful, too.
     
  4. melvalyn

    melvalyn New Egg

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    I just bought some plans for a coop...it has a materials list and everything...supposed to be large enough for 12 of the small chickens
    So you really like the Seramas? I must admit, pictures of them are lovely...
     
  5. melvalyn

    melvalyn New Egg

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  6. dawg53

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  7. Attack Chicken

    Attack Chicken [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Hu

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    [​IMG] from Indiana!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. Cacciatore

    Cacciatore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Northern California. [​IMG] As long as you have hens and no roosters noise should be no problem. That's a good looking coop.
     
  9. melvalyn

    melvalyn New Egg

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    no plans to have a rooster...which is too bad some of them are so pretty!
     
  10. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    Hello [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Hesperia,Ca [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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