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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Firefighter Chick, May 8, 2011.

  1. Firefighter Chick

    Firefighter Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello everyone! I'm jumping into the world of chicken keeping this thursday when my 50 buff orpington chicks arrive. I'm getting really excited! We moved onto a five acre hobby farm with an old chicken coop. My husband is a manager of a pole shed company so we insulated the coop and put matching steel on the coop to match our pole shed. The coop is 12ftx20ft. I'll let everyone know how it goes!
     
  2. mommas_got_peeps

    mommas_got_peeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow 50 Chicks [​IMG] !!! That's a heapin big "hobby". [​IMG] Keep us posted on babies arrivals! Have fun!
     
  3. eenie114

    eenie114 Completly Hopeless

    Welcome!

    [​IMG] F-i-f-t-y B-u-f-f O-r-p-i-n-g-t-o-n-s, what does that spell? JEALOUS! [​IMG]
     
  4. Firefighter Chick

    Firefighter Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well, the order started out at a more reasonable 20 but my inlaws stated they wanted to buy some to eat when they were at butchering age...so it didn't take much prodding to order more. We will keep some females for eggs. I just hope I wouldn't get too attached before the dinner bell started ringing. I'm getting a straight run. I'll probably be asking a lot more questions come thursday through this coming weekend.
     
  5. KlaHaYa Gardens

    KlaHaYa Gardens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! [​IMG]

    Since you have 50!! It shouldn't be hard to pick the gentlest, the broodiest, or the "goldest" and award winners without inviting any other BOs to join the contest. [​IMG]
     
  6. Luckytaz

    Luckytaz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome, from Minnesota.
     
  7. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia,CA and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. JulieNKC

    JulieNKC Overrun With Chickens

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    Buff orps are great, you'll love them. My BO roo attacked my kid though, so he made it rather easy for me to do away with him.
     
  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Buff Orpingtons are a great choice. Congrats [​IMG]
     
  10. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC, glad you decided to join us. Good luck with your birds.
     

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