Advice Needed Please!

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

  1. Imfreein2012

    Imfreein2012 New Egg

    Jun 17, 2016
    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 Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 25, 2015
    North Dakota
    1. Chantecler
    2. Australorps
    3. Easter Eggers
    4. Plymouth Rock
    5. Wyandotte
    6. Rhode Island

    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 Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC. I'd suggest checking out the Breeds Section, as well as asking on your local thread - 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
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard chickens
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    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 ~
    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

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    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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