Wisconsin

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 2chickens, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. 2chickens

    2chickens New Egg

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    Finally Watertown allows chickens starting with two. Very excited for my grandchildren. Starting with Golden Comet and Speckled Sussex. What do you think?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    I think that come spring depending upon how old your birds are you will start getting 'homegrown' eggs. Welcome to BYC.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Raising chickens is a wonderful experience for children. Golden Comet is one of a number of labels under which some hatcheries market their Red Sex Links which are egg laying machines. Speckled Sussex are a wonderful breed for children as they are friendly annd gentle; good layers of brown eggs as well. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  4. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to join the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to the Backyard chickens community. Have you visited the Learning Center? It is a great start in chicken education
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - great that you have decided to join us. I'm sure your grandchildren are as excited as you!

    All the best
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  8. Gnarled Carrots

    Gnarled Carrots Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome! Nice to see someone from Wisconsin! I don't have any experience with Comets, but I had a Speckled Sussex a couple years ago and she was great. Very friendly with large brown eggs! Both of them are supposed to be cold hearty, so they should be fine. Where are you planning on getting them from? I'm in Southern Wisconsin, too, and am trying to figure out which chickens to get and where to get them from.
     
  9. birds4kids

    birds4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome.
    I too am in Wisconsin but up near Appleton. There are a couple hatcheries in the state with limited selection, I just bought chicks from Craig's list ads, granted that is straight run unless you get something auto sexing like the Cream Legbars I got a few of.
    Speckled Sussex is on my wishlist.

    Do you have housing figured out? The prefab coops are garbage but could get you by a year or two with just two chickens if you can't build something yourself.
     

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