To think I was to chicken to post, was beyond me.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by the-metal-peddler, Feb 12, 2009.

  1. the-metal-peddler

    the-metal-peddler In the Brooder

    Hello folks!!!

    I joined BYC because I haven't a clue on how to raise happy chickens.

    I know only two things, how to raise hogs, and copper.

    So I came here to meet people that could advise me on chickens.

    Some might say I was a city slicker gone wrong, I'll take that.

    Some might say;" you can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy "
    I'll take that too.

    So I have only two goals, have happy chickens that lay eggs and are happy, and to have wonderful eggs.


  2. farmertank

    farmertank Songster

    Apr 28, 2007
    Linden TN
    [​IMG] Jason,

    You better get comfy we all have a lot to teach you. Oh and don't be afraid to ask questions. We love to help.

    Julie [​IMG]
  3. Robin'sBrood

    Robin'sBrood Flock Mistress

    May 8, 2008
    North Carolina
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  4. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    [​IMG] Trust me, if you can raise hogs, you can raise chickens!!! They are EASY!!! And fun!!! And cute!!! get the idea!

  5. FractalFarmer

    FractalFarmer Songster

    Oct 31, 2008
    SF Bay area CA
    Hello metal peddlar, and welcome!

    We just got our birds this past August, so I'm new to chickens myself. But I've found that they are very easy and very rewarding. I think you will be very happy raising chickens; IMO, everybody should have a few! This is a great place to learn about them. Spend some time reading through the different threads and learning about what problems people have had and how they've solved them. And don't be shy about posting; this is a very friendly group and you will get lots of good advice.


    So, do you do metal work? Or are you a trader? Just curious..
  6. citalk2much

    citalk2much Twilight Blessings Farm

    Dec 22, 2008
    GR MI: TN bound!
  7. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Songster

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    [​IMG] have you thought about what breeds you wanted, it seems like you want them for egg i would suggest some rhode island red or whites or some barred rocks or some sex links they lay good, but if you want a colorful hatch i would get some ee's they are nice too

  8. azelgin

    azelgin Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    S.E. AZ
    Greeting from Arizona. You'll learn more than you need to know about chickens from the folks on here. All I knew about chicken, is that it came in a bucket with a colonel on the side, before I started hanging out here.[​IMG]
  9. the-metal-peddler

    the-metal-peddler In the Brooder

    R.I. are my choice, they were free roaming on the farm. Brown eggs with golden yolks, big sturdy hens as I remember.

    This might sound sad, but if we were having chicken for dinner, than it meaned I was pulling out a old hen for dinner.

  10. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    There are some here who eat their older laying flock, some who don't. Both are equally welcomed. [​IMG]

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