Thinking of getting a few..

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Derrick, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. Derrick

    Derrick Chillin' With My Peeps

    183
    0
    109
    Dec 22, 2009
    West Central, FL
    Just a short note to say that I'm thinking about a few hens for the back yard. I want a variety of color in the eggs. My three year old is very interested but the wife is another story..... I think I have narrowed it down to Buckeyes, Marans, Americana, Aracana, EE, and Welsummers. I wanted a friendly bird but also different color eggs.

    The plan is to get good stock fertile eggs and hatch a bunch. I will then pick out the hens from each type and distribute the rest to others. I wanted my son to see the process from egg to chick to bird to egg.....

    I am now trying to figure out a good coop design for the back yard. We have preditors in the area so this is a critical step...
     
  2. [​IMG] and [​IMG]
    From, VA

    I know you will enjoy this forum a lot [​IMG]

    You have a very good breed choice!
    I would also look at California Whites.
    I LOVE them [​IMG]

    Matthew
     
  3. noahsgeese

    noahsgeese Border Collie

    927
    0
    129
    Nov 30, 2009
    Virginia
    [​IMG] and [​IMG]
    from, VA
     
  4. Derrick

    Derrick Chillin' With My Peeps

    183
    0
    109
    Dec 22, 2009
    West Central, FL
    matthewschickens,


    The Calafornia white is a cross from Cackle and they don't sell fertile eggs.....
     
  5. swimchick

    swimchick Out Of The Brooder

    49
    0
    22
    Jul 20, 2009
    Florida
    welcome from FL [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. wolfie

    wolfie Chillin' With My Peeps

    247
    0
    119
    Mar 2, 2009
    Fort Worth
    [​IMG] From TX [​IMG]
     
  7. Derrick

    Derrick Chillin' With My Peeps

    183
    0
    109
    Dec 22, 2009
    West Central, FL
    swimchick,

    I'm from FL as well....
     
  8. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    [​IMG]
     
  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Hi Derrick! [​IMG] from S. Florida! Its great to have you here with us!
     
  10. LaZeyLRanch

    LaZeyLRanch Out Of The Brooder

    18
    0
    22
    Dec 11, 2009
    Alexandria AL
    [​IMG] [​IMG] from AL

    !!warning!! Chicken keeping is addictive!!
     
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2009

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by