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Thank you NorthFLAChick! We had thought we would get only 2, but the coop we are looking at holds 2-4, so its something to think about!

I have been doing a great deal of research as far as what breed, but we havent decided yet. Can you recommend any friendly, heat and cold hardy breeds? We were talking about brown eggs, but arent set on that. Also, we were looking for one that wasn't extremely broody, and didnt mind being handled.

Sorry, thats quite a list of requirements! Lol
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Thank you NorthFLAChick! We had thought we would get only 2, but the coop we are looking at holds 2-4, so its something to think about!

I have been doing a great deal of research as far as what breed, but we havent decided yet. Can you recommend any friendly, heat and cold hardy breeds? We were talking about brown eggs, but arent set on that. Also, we were looking for one that wasn't extremely broody, and didnt mind being handled.

Sorry, thats quite a list of requirements! Lol


Here's a link to an article in the Learning Center that might help you sort it out:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/pickin-the-right-frickin-chicken-guide-to-picking-backyard-chicken-breeds

 

And I found this breed trait chart a good reference tool when I was picking birds for my flock:

http://www.sagehenfarmlodi.com/chooks/chooks.html

 

Some of the breeds that first come to my mind are: Black Australorps, hybrids (like the red or black sex links), Speckled Sussex and Plymouth Rocks. I'm sure others will have more recommendations. The thing to keep in mind, is every bird is different so you'll find some individual birds in each breed that don't quite "fit" the breed traits.

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Welcome to BYC! There's lots of good info on site.
Wendy High
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Hello!

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 joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
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Thank you, Wendy and NickyNack!
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