Washington State - Hi All

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by MealWorm Farm, Sep 25, 2014.

  1. MealWorm Farm

    MealWorm Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    I've come to BackYard Chickens a few times, while I research what kinds of chickens we want to raise in the future. I figured it was time for an account...

    Am in Washington State, on the "east side" in the Pugent sound region.
     
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. A lot of us were lurkers before joining. I've been to the Puget Sound area on several occasions and it is a beautiful area. I'm especially fond of the Olympic Peninsula and always thought the Port Angeles/Sequim area would be a nice area in which to retire. What characteristics are you looking for in a chicken? There are some good breed reference charts ar http://albc-usa.etapwss.com/images/uploads/docs/pickachicken.pdf, http://www.mypetchicken.com/chicken-breeds/breed-list.aspx, and http://www.sagehenfarmlodi.com/chooks/chooks.html, and Murray McMurray has an excellent "chick selector" tool at https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/chick_selector.html to help you determine which breeds are best for you. Just be sure and click on "show more characteristics." Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  3. MealWorm Farm

    MealWorm Farm Out Of The Brooder

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    I was just visiting Port Angeles over the Labor Day weekend! Went and saw a very pretty water fall only a couple of miles away!
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I love the location of Port Angeles with its Hurricane Ridge backdrop.
     
  5. MealWorm Farm

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    For chickens, mostly planning on egg layers, fed a special diet. So looking at high production, but also want to get some more unique colored eggs. Love the blue and olive colors. Brown are fine too. White is okay, but so common..
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community!

    Enjoy this new journey you are on and welcome to our flock!
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]Hi you. Glad you joined the flock.
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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