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  • Wed, Jun 18, 2014 - 09:00pm

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    Wendy S. Delmater

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    Taking the plunge

After years of wanting to build our own coop today we bit the bullet and bought a small premade one. I already have the Backyard Chickens book. Our neighbor raises Orrpingtons (not sure what color) so we will start with some of them. I understand they go broody often.

  • Thu, Jul 10, 2014 - 07:50pm

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    Trun87114

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    Congrats!

Congrats on taking the plunge!  We've been chicken owners for 2 years now and are definitely glad we made the move.  I predict you will be too.

we have a variety of chickenbreeds but one of our reds and our orpington have both already raised chicks.  It's quite fun to watch that process.

  • Wed, Jul 30, 2014 - 08:03pm

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    thebrewer

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    You won’t regret it!

We jumped in this year and have one rooster and 15 hens. We've had a few challenges with predators (I've lost 4 in the last 6 months) but I believe vigilance is finally winning! 

  • Tue, Oct 14, 2014 - 04:12am

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    Tom Page

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    Good luck with your new flock!

Are you raising chicks or getting hens raised by your neighbor?

I sure miss fresh eggs while I wait for my new batch of chicks to grow up!

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