The fun begins tomorrow in S. Fla!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dodds, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. Dodds

    Dodds New Egg

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    Happy Friday from south FL! After doing as much research as we could stand my husband and I are picking up 'our girls' tomorrow morning after spending days prepping and building our coop and run. I decided on 4 RIR's to start but may have gotten talked into potentially a couple of French marans and an Ameraucana by the breeder. We shall see :) There are not too many reliable breeders around here but I'm happy to be buying somewhat local, if you consider 1 1/2 hours local...

    Fortunately for us we don't have too many neighbors and can free range our hens for part of the day. However, predators are all around us it seems in every form so we've kind of over prepped. The forums have been SUPER helpful in getting us started and I can tell we may expand beyond 4 hens. Will post pics soon!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    If you eventually plan on more than four, get them all tomorrow all from the same source. Trust me that it will cut down on potential problems. Welcome to BYC.
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    I think you will like Marans and Ams - and you will have a very pretty basket of eggs.

    Oh how I wish I were in Englewood right now, winter is definately here.
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. You can never "over prep" enough against predators. Just when you think you've built Ft Knox, a predator proves you wrong. In my case...snakes.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome!
     
  6. Suzierd

    Suzierd Overrun With Chickens

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    :welcome
     
  7. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Welcome to BYC!
     
  8. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I agree with Dawg, regarding predators. .

    If you get all your breeds at the same time, you will only have to go through the integration process between old and new birds once.
     

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