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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dirtyhandluke, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. dirtyhandluke

    dirtyhandluke New Egg

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    Hello all,

    I joined BYC because my 7 yr old daughter wants to start raising chickens and rabbits when she joins 4-H. I'm excited by the egg and meat possibilities, as well as learning opportunities for the children. I grew up on a farm, but we had cows and pigs, no chickens. I'm here to learn and to expose her to some resources that I hope she will use for the rest of her life.
     
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I think that is a great idea
     
  5. griffinlairfarm

    griffinlairfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] What a fun thing for your daughter. Kids love chickens. There are several breeds that are nicer than others. I don't know how much space you have, but I always suggest Brahmas since they are very sweet. My Speckled Sussex are also very sweet, and aren't as big if you want a smaller breed.
     
  6. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Hello and welcome. Raising chickens is a great way to spend quality bonding time with kids. My grand kids just love them.
     
  7. dirtyhandluke

    dirtyhandluke New Egg

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    My daughter loves speckled chicken (think barred rock) and goofy looking chickens (to me, think silkies). I'm gonna start there and do some research with her to see what she wants. Of course we may just get whatever the feed store has in spring...lol
     
  8. dirtyhandluke

    dirtyhandluke New Egg

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    Also looking at the awesome coop designs on here are so helpful! :) we have a suburban backyard, but have approval for chickens and rabbits, just not many (3 of each).
     
  9. MsChickenMomma

    MsChickenMomma Overrun With Chickens

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    :welcome Glad to have you join us!
     
  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     

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