waving shyly from NW Indiana

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 2DogsFarm, Apr 10, 2009.

  1. 2DogsFarm

    2DogsFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    NW Indiana
    You know how Nature abhors a vacuum?

    The previous owners of my farmette left me a perfectly nice henhouse.
    After 5 years I am itching to fill it.
    This is The Summer of the Chicken for me.

    As soon as I can get some help replacing the fencing for the yard attached to the coop I'll be posting back here looking for some laying hens. No peeps for me, I want pullets.

    Knowing nothing except I want "purty" ones, so far my picks for breed are:
    Barred Plymouth Rock
    Dominique
    Partridge Chantecler
    Buckeye
    Wyandotte
    Brahma

    I want a hen that is cold-hardy (pea-comb would be best), social and can free range or spend some time confined.

    Since I want a maximum of 6 hens I'll have to roll the dice or see what's available in my area.
    Soon I hope!

    A nieghbor is also putting in a coop and will get his hens from the Lowell Livestock auction. Does anyone here know if they have a selection of breeds or just the routine Leghorns?
     
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] from TN, no need to be shy.
     
  3. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

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    [​IMG] Welcome from Indianapolis... [​IMG]
    I don't know about Lowell but hopefully someone can help.
     
  4. Sebrightmom

    Sebrightmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 26, 2008
    Greencastle, IN
    Welcome from Greencastle, IN!!!!!!
     
  5. Carole AM

    Carole AM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Goshen, IN. I have a few partridge chanteclers, but I won't have any chicks till later on. There is a swap in Knox, IN next Sunday (the 19th). Maybe you can find something there--I always do!
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2009
  6. wingnut1

    wingnut1 Crazy Bird Lady

    Hello 2DogsFarm!!! Your chicken selections will fill that vacuum nicely!!! [​IMG]

    Welcome to BYC!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. countrygirlatheart

    countrygirlatheart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from Huffman, texas [​IMG]
     
  8. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    Hi and a huge welcome to you from over the Pond.......

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  9. yodercountrygirl

    yodercountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] from Missouri [​IMG]
     
  10. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2009
    North Carolina
    Hello and [​IMG] from NC
     

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