starting a chicken flock

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ladylo, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. ladylo

    ladylo Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone!

    My husband and I are starting to set up a coop. We do not have the chicks yet and need some advice. All advice is appreciated and we look forward to being a part of the forum.


    --Ladylo
     
  2. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under ladylo [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received links to some great starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you ‘Find your State’s thread.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Ladylo, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! Looks like NFC and Teila have given you some great links and advice so I'll just say best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!!
     
  5. vachick15

    vachick15 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! I hope you like it here!
     
  6. Hillaire

    Hillaire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    welcome to BYC! What kind of set up are you guys looking at doing? What breeds are you interested in? Chickens are definitely a great hobby and are very entertaining.
     
  7. ladylo

    ladylo Out Of The Brooder

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    We have decided to get 2 buff orpingtons. The description of this breed makes me feel like they would be a good match for us, as egg layers and as a pet. Of course, this is our first time setting up a coup. Therefore,any advice on the breed or other breeds are welcome.
     
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  8. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. Where do you live? The are many reputable hatcheries around the country to order from. I prefer to get chicks from the nearest to me, so they only spend one night in transit, since shipping across country can be a little hard on them. It is always nice to have some different colors to tell them apart, and a colorful egg basket as well.Your buff orpingtons will be pretty and are calm. I like to have a couple of easter eggers for the blue green eggs, black australorps are also good gentle layers, speckled sussex are gentle, and my black and white spotted anconas make great layers of white eggs as well as eye candy. The polish and other crested breeds are pretty, but I would avoid them since mine get their heads pecked, and have been almost scalped before. Here is a good link for the hatchery I use, and I love the way they describe the breeds, egg color, and temperament of their chickens. They also will ship smaller batches. Good luck.
    https://www.meyerhatchery.com/get_subcat.a5w?cat=1020
     
  9. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello, and welcome to BYC! I am quite glad you joined us, please make yourself at home, I think you are going to like it here! :frow

    ~Cuz
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Thank you for joining us at Backyard chickens [​IMG]
     

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