Advice Needed Please!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Imfreein2012, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. Imfreein2012

    Imfreein2012 New Egg

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    I would like to start by saying this seems to be the best place to learn how to raise your chickens.. my first experience raising chickens was not very good I ended up buying older chickens like three year old hens that I didn't know we're past their Prime. Now that I know little bit more about them I want to just say that im on a budget so im looking for the best bang for my buck so to speak. Please keep in mind i have room on lot but not acres to spare if you know what i mean?. I want to raise a small flock of dual-purpose chickens and eventually be able to have a rooster and hens make chicks. What breeds do you guys recommend I only want to raise about 6 chickens total. Thank you so much for your time and your advice and your efforts I appreciate it very much have a wonderful summer.
     
  2. I Love Layers

    I Love Layers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where do you live?
    I named the breeds that do best in North Dakota, and are dual purpose.

    *An Australorp hen holds the record for number of eggs laid in one year
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. I'd suggest checking out the Breeds Section, as well as asking on your local thread - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you about what dual purpose birds do best in your area and whats available from hatcheries / breeders in your area. If you do plan to get a roo, i would suggest adding more females as a 1:5 ratio could lead to over-mating which will stress your girls.

    All the best
    CT
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! Sorry to hear you had a poor experience with your first chickens. Please do check out the breed section ~ https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/category/chicken-breeds
    Lots of great reviews there that will be most helpful to you.

    Wishing you the very best of luck for the future and enjoy BYC :frow
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. Jucodeo

    Jucodeo The Sky is Falling!

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    I am so happy you joined us here at BYC and I would like to formally welcome you to our roost all the best of luck!
    Justin [​IMG]
     
  9. Frindizzle

    Frindizzle Guitar Girl <3 Premium Member

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     

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