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Great site. I've picked up tons of valuable info here already, and today I pick out, and bring home my new backyard flock. It will eventually be free range. I will be selecting from a large mixed flock of farm bred Aussies, NH Reds, Barred Rocks, Comets, Buff Orps, Javas, and Welsummers, ranging in age from 2-6 weeks. I plan on bringing home a dozen or so. Any suggestions regarding the selection and mix of pullets would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for having me.

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:welcome  glad you have joined us and congrats on getting your own flock.

 

I have experience only with BR and BO's and love them both.  But, likely someone with experience with the others you are considering will post some opinions.

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post #3 of 7

:welcome

 

That's a nice assortment of breeds to choose from. Why not just get 2 of each so you can see how you like each breed? Mixed flocks are so pretty.

 

Have fun, it's nice to have you here!

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post #4 of 7

Hi and welcome - ditto NFCs suggestion - the greater variety to begin with speeds up the process of getting to know which birds suit both you and your climate.

 

All the best

CT

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Hi and welcome from a fellow MA newbie chicken person who just joined the site today! I just picked up my starter flock yesterday.... 6 1.5-week chicks (2 each silkie/RI red/barred rock). We live in a town that doesn't allow roosters so we'll have to re-home any that turn out to be males. Looking to add a few more today, would love a few of the pastel layers.


Just wanted to say hi, as it seems we're not just neighbors but at the same stage of the game!

Cheers from metrowest Boston,

NBwriter

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Thanks everyone. Two of each sounds like a great plan. I'm going to get them now and will post some photos a little later.

Good luck to my fellow MA resident. I'm sure we'll stay in touch. Do you get supplies in Bridgewater? Hanson?

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