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Starting a flock

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Good People,
Thank you for your help and forgive my ignorance. I am hoping to start a flock of chickens. We have a nice patch of family land that has large covered aviarys my grandfather used to raise peacocks in. I can keep chickens in these nice large foragable pens or let them free range. I want my hens to go broody and be good mothers, I want my roosters to protect. I like eggs, but am much more interested in flock growing and using birds for meat as flock grows. I am looking for info on breeds that might fit, or multiple breeds. I am not overly concerned about a pure line. I am in SC.
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Hi! :frow Welcome! It sounds like you have a great environment to raise happy chickens!  you are sure to get great breed suggestions on this thread, but if you'll copy this post into New Member Introductions, we can give you a proper welcome and more responses. Here's the link. Good luck!

http://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=new+member+introductions

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Thanks, I really want some sturdy independent chickens. I will move that post to intro when I find my laptop.
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:welcome

 

sounds like Dark Cornish may be a good breed for you, or maybe something like a Faverolles or Dorking. 

Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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Rachel BB

Stem cell transplant from unrelated donor in Feb 2015. Thank you to all my friends here on BYC for all your support during my treatment and ongoing recovery!

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