Best breed for small chicken tractor

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Dgrundy14, Jun 9, 2016.

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    Dgrundy14 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm a first time chicken owner. I have a small brand new chicken tractor and want to make sure I pick the perfect birds. I want them to be friendly and good layer. I'm thinking about sex links and really like the black sex link. I want 3 females. Should I get a black, buff and red sex or should I stick with one type? Is the sex link a good beginner bird?

    Please help, would love to have input from knowledgeable chicken lovers. Thanks so much for this forum so I can learn the best way to take care of my ladies and have a happy coop!
     
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    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Yes, you can get an assortment of Sex-links. As far as I know I believe Buff and Red sex-links are pretty much the same. Also if your looking to raise for egg production then I think sex-links are the breed for you.
     
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    Thanks and are the pretty friendly? Because I would love to have them as pets besides just egg layers.
     
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    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Well, these birds have had good and bad reviews as far as friendliness goes. I have one and she is the sweetest member in my flock (well the nicest to humans). Always walking by the front door when I free range them (or the back door) and popping her head in the window trying to get in [​IMG].
     
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    Since I'm only getting 3 chicks from a great breeder, I should be able to spend time with them and tame them, right?

    Below I am trying to import an image of my tractor coop that I will be using. Thanks for all your help!
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    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Yes, I think you should be able to. That's a nice looking coop![​IMG]
     

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