Portland, TN

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BGlazed, Aug 18, 2014.

  1. BGlazed

    BGlazed New Egg

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    Hi! I'm Blaise. I don't have chickens yet, because I've never gotten around to making a coop. I want to grow some that are good for meat and eggs.
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! A great place to start is the BYC Learning Center, lots of nice articles on all aspects of poultry keeping you'll find useful https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center and here are a couple of links to some nice chicken breed comparison charts you might like http://www.sagehenfarmlodi.com/chooks/chooks.html and http://www.albc-usa.org/documents/chickenbreedcomparison.pdf when you have narrowed down your choices, don't forget to check the BYC Reviews section for member reviews on the different breeds.
     
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  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Good luck with your planning!

    Some great breeds to look into include the buff orpington, black australorp, faverolle, jersey giant, leghorn and cochin. All these breeds are good layers and can be eaten.

    You can check out our breed area if you want.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/category/chicken-breeds
    http://www.mypetchicken.com/chicken-breeds/which-breed-is-right-for-me.aspx

    You can also check out our coop area where you can find tons of ideas and tips on building coops.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/2/Coops

    The learning center is yet another great place to check out.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Glad you joined us!
     
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  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    You have been left some great links to follow! Good luck with all your projects and welcome to our flock!
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC, Blaise! Glad you decided to join our flock. You've been given some great links for researching which chicken breeds are best for you. Also, Murray McMurray has an excellent "chicken selector" tool at http://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 coop and flock.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  9. BGlazed

    BGlazed New Egg

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    Thanks guys. I've been perusing a lot.
     
  10. artistazalea

    artistazalea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, we just got chickens and live in Portland TN too. Did you get some yet? My hubs got a wild hair and brought home a bunch of reclaimed lumber and built our coop in June. We are loving it. We only have three chickens right now though.
     

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