Hello, Brand-Newbie Here!

Discussion in 'Introductions' started by Camilla, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. Camilla

    Camilla Junior Member

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    Hello All!
    I am brand spanking new here, and looking forward to absorbing all kinds of information like a sponge....
    Hoping to have my own coop in the next year. Just need the Hubby to find time to help me design and build it.
    Seems I have found a great wealth of information here, it will be fun to browse through every ones photos and see all the different coops that are out there.

    It is just the two of us, so I am thinking that maybe four hens would be enough?
    We do live in NW Montana, so need breeds that tolerate the harsh winters, and would LOVE colorful eggs! It would be nice if they were fairly social as well.
    Any recommendations would be great, thanks!
     
  2. rob

    rob New Member

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    hello and welcome to the forum.
     

  3. 7chicks

    7chicks New Member

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    Hi Camilla! Welcome from Upper Michigan. Happy to have you join us. Chickens can be very social. The more they are handled, the more friendly they are. I have 9 now (started with 6) and all are pretty good (except Macie) about being held. Most of mine even stop and wait for you to pick them up. Course we stop whatever we are doing outside to oblige. They have us wrapped around their little claws! :D
     
  4. Energyvet

    Energyvet New Member

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    Hi Camilla. Welcome from NJ.
     
  5. robopetz

    robopetz New Member

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    Hi there! Lil Sophie waives hello! Lol
     
  6. kiwicsi

    kiwicsi Junior Member

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    Hi Camilla, welcome from New Zealand!
     
  7. Mamachickof14

    Mamachickof14 New Member

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    Welcome from New York! :) Jen
     
  8. tigereyesblue76

    tigereyesblue76 Member

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    Hello,and welcome from Australia...
     
  9. Camilla

    Camilla Junior Member

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    Thank-you ALL for the warm welcomes! :)
    Looking forward to getting to know you and all about keeping chickens.
     
  10. Lissa

    Lissa Junior Member

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    Hi Camilla and welcome from New Jersey!
    In Chicken Magazine this month (I believe it is published by UrbanFarm, saw it at Tractor Supply today), it lists cold hardy breeds. An Easter Egger was listed and they would give you some nice colorful eggs. It might be worth picking up.