Ordering for our first flock this week!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by yolksonus, Jan 27, 2015.

  1. yolksonus

    yolksonus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi eveyone- we are new to raising chickens and are looking forward to starting out first flock. We live in NH and are looking at Rhode Island reds and .....something else- haven't decided yet. We are excited to read all the great info here !
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. What breeds are best for you depends on what your priorities are for your chickens. Murray McMurray has an excellent "chick selector" tool at https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/chick_selector.html to help you determine which breeds are best for you. Just be sure and click on "show more characteristics." Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in getting your flock.
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined the flock! Good luck with your chicken adventures and enjoy!
     
  7. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

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    Welcome to BYC!!! There are loads of members on here…so if you have ANY questions…just ASK!!!

    Hope you have loads of fun and all your answers answered here on BYC the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM on EARTH!!

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  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined.

    Good luck with your future flock! Rhode Island Reds should be very good layers for you- I have one, and she's been an excellent layer.
     
  9. k3ti3

    k3ti3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Congratulations! I just started with chickens last october! Here's a couple tips;

    -Make sure to get a steady water and food supply ALWAYS!
    -If you're getting laying hens,and putting them on a laying feed supply, only 10% of their daily diet should be kitchen treats,(unless its a special occasion)[​IMG]
    -If you want to bond to them for the first time,Pick them up by taking both hands and put thumbs over wings so they won't flap, then your fingers should be touching near breast bone. Then stroke the waddles.
    -always isolate sick chickens.
    -Have FUN with your chickens!!!
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    I'd definitely to sure to check out the Learning Center that Mountain Peeps gave you a link to. Also, feel free to ask any questions that you have! We'll be happy to help. [​IMG]
     

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