2 chicken breeds for first backyard coop

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickarelli, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. chickarelli

    chickarelli New Egg

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    Hey there!

    Looking to raise 2 chickens in my urban backyard in San Francisco. I would like two different breeds that will get along together well. I am looking for good egg layers, friendly birds - and if they were cute or funky looking that would be a plus, but it's not necessary.

    Any advice on which two breeds I should start with as a beginner? Also, my backyard won't get very cold, but often shaded, if that makes a difference.

    Thanks for your help!
    Jacy
     
  2. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    Well first off i think you should get 3 incase one dies the other will be left alone. Light sussex are nice and lay well but might go broody, same with Orpingtons. You can go wrong with Goldlines, but they are abit plain.
     
  3. swampwander

    swampwander Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Orps, Austrolorps, wyandottes.
     

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