Soon to be new Chicken owner

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sterlingshagyas, Jun 23, 2016.

  1. sterlingshagyas

    sterlingshagyas New Egg

    Jun 23, 2016
    Hi! We are looking to add a few chickens to our "family". Where is the best to buy new chicks? Also, we live where coyotes are seen on a daily basis. How best to build a coyote-proof enclosure? I am looking at Wyandotte, Speckled Sussex, Australorp or Favaucana. I'd like one that is very people friendly and a good layer, good in a cold climate in winter, hot in summer - beauty is a plus. Thanks for any info!
  2. Farmgirl0422

    Farmgirl0422 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2015
    Central Oregon
    The best place for me to buy my chicks is my local feed store. And the breeds I would recommend would be Australorps and and Black Sex Links. That's all the info I have for you!:)
  3. Athaid

    Athaid Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm afraid I cannot be of much use to you, But for what it's worth :welcome Cya around Shelley :)
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi Shelley and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us. I'd suggest checking out the Breeds section for further inspiration. The Coops section and "coops and runs" forum should also give you some ideas as to how best secure your birds from coyotes and other predators.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre -, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - another place where you can ask about what breeds thrive in your area. -

    All the best
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Nice to meet you Shelley, I would also recommend Black Australorps
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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