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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mossyroo, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. mossyroo

    mossyroo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 23, 2014
    Mossy Head, FL
    Hi, I've been lurking here for a while doing a lot of reading. Moved to NW FL a couple years ago and bought a place with a minimalist coop. I think they had their kids do everything because it is all about 4 ft high. I am getting ready to raise the roof and expand the run a little before I take the chicken plunge. Thinking about Austrolorops and Buff Orpingtons. Came here from TX with 2 horses, added 2 goats a few moths ago and we also have 3 dogs. The avatar pic is somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 years old from my childhood. I'll uppdate it when I have my own.
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2014
  2. SD Bird Lady

    SD Bird Lady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to byc. Both breeds should give you lots of eggs. I only had one BO but loved her. Good luck!!
  3. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Welcome to BYC! Good luck with your coop renovations.
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    The two breeds you selected should be docile, excellent layers for you. Good luck with your coop renovations!
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Oh, those are excellent breeds you are considering! Both of these breeds are very docile, friendly, great on the laying and very weather hardy. My Australorps are big on the lap sitting! Can't sit anywhere without a bird on my lap.

    Have you stopped by our learning center yet? Lots of good articles on all the aspects of keeping poultry...

    If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Welcome to our flock!
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2014
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Neat avatar picture.
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
  8. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

    Jan 10, 2013
    [​IMG] glad you joined us.
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

    You'll really enjoy the two breeds you picked out! Many BYC members have kept them and say that they are docile birds that lay large numbers of eggs.
  10. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    Mar 9, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to the flock!
    Our BO are the friendliest birds in our flock - and I have heard so much about Austrolorps being the same (they were derived from Orpingtons, so that makes sense) that they are on the top of our "must have" list for nest year's addtitions.

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