Raising chickens in Massachusetts

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by FarmerJH, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. FarmerJH

    FarmerJH Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi!

    I've been purusing BYC for over a year now but never got around to joining. I finally did today and I'm really excited to be a part of what seems to be an awesome, knowledgeable community of chicken enthusiasts. I'm semi-new to chickens, I purchased a few bantam cochins and what were supposed to be ameracauna chicks from a local 4-H dad last spring. From what I've read and seen it pictures, the cochins are quite nice and true to breed (will post pics soon) but the ameracaunas laid brown eggs... ha! One laid dark chocolate brown eggs so I think she may have been a marans (RIP) and the other is HUGE and looks like a pretty blue orpington who lays lighter brown eggs with chocolate speckles. Anyways, I've really enjoyed my chickens so far and I'm looking to slowly expand my flock with show quality birds and try my hand at breeding so I would love any and all helpful criticism/advice you are willing to offer. I would also like to put out there that I'm looking for a nice partridge bantam cochin roo to breed my partridge hen to if anyone has one for rent/sale :p

    Best,
    J
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D, glad you joined in
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad to have you aboard!! [​IMG]
     
  6. kannna

    kannna Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's always nice to have more MA people. Welcome to BYC [​IMG]
     
  7. FarmerJH

    FarmerJH Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the warm welcome!
     
  8. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC, Hope you enjoy it.
     
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    from California!
     
  10. thewelderswife

    thewelderswife New Egg

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    [​IMG] It sounds like you have a great start!! So glad you have joined us!
     

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