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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kristi2chickens, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. Kristi2chickens

    Kristi2chickens In the Brooder

    Mar 21, 2015
    I've decided what kind of chicks I want!!![​IMG] I want Wyandotte chicks and Brahma chicks. I was thinking about Orpingtons too... Are these kind of chickens friendly??? One problem... They don't sell the kind of chicks I want here!!![​IMG] So, do I order from a hatchery??? If so, which one do you guys suggest??? I was thinking 4 to 6 chicks. How many do you guys suggest??? Thanks!!![​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2015

  2. kimthom66

    kimthom66 Songster

    Apr 24, 2013
    Southeastern CT
    I have ordered from My Pet Chicken and have always had great success. You only have to order 4 min but shipping will be a bit pricey depending on where you are located.

    How many depends on the size of your coop. I have Orpingtons and Brahmas and Wyandottes so far I like the Australorp and Orpingtons the best as far as friendly goes.
  3. Kristi2chickens

    Kristi2chickens In the Brooder

    Mar 21, 2015
    Thank you very much!!! So are Brahmas and Wyandottes not friendly???
  4. SJchickens

    SJchickens Chirping

    Mar 13, 2015
    Long Island, NY
    I have 4 Wyandottes. They are plenty friendly, but they are drama queens :). Before choosing this breed, I read through this article that outlined their personality pretty well! http://www.raising-happy-chickens.com/wyandotte-chickens.html
  5. Kristi2chickens

    Kristi2chickens In the Brooder

    Mar 21, 2015
    Okay, thanks!!!:) I will totally check it out!!!:D
  6. Julia62

    Julia62 Songster

    Jun 18, 2014
    Reno, NV
    One of my ladies is a SL Wyandotte. She is reasonably friendly but lays much smaller eggs than the others. Average size is 44 grams where my Golden Comet (most friendly and funny!) lays about 68-70 gram eggs, and my Leghorn averages 62 grams. I do have to say though, Silver Laced Wyandotte's are very pretty chickens.

    Edit to say that article seems pretty spot on describing them! MaryAnn looks just like the Silver Laced ones in the picture!
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2015

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