Breed

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Athurnasio, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. Athurnasio

    Athurnasio New Egg

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    How do I get a good breed
     
  2. Twistedfeather

    Twistedfeather Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In order to get a good breed of bird you must do your research. Know what you want whether it'd be egg production, meat production, show quality or just pets. There are certain breeds that are great egg layers such as the Leghorn, Sex-Link or Minorca that would not make a great meat breed. There are also birds that are used as Dual-Purpose that are good good for both meat and eggs.

    Good luck and Welcome to Backyard chickens.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Murray McMurray has an excellent "chick selector" tool at https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/chick_selector.html that can help you select the best breeds for your purposes. Just be sure and click on "show more characteristics." Even if you don't purchase your chicks from Murray, the chick selector is still a useful tool. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
    Michael OShay has left you with two wonderful resrouces/links above. Have you thought through what your purpose(s) in keeping your flock will be - ie meat, eggs, both, pets only ? There are so many breeds (and hybrids) to choose from - each with their own set of characteristics that could make them a good or bad match for what you are looking for. Figuring out what you want out of your birds will be the first step in deciding which birds suit you.
     
  5. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like you already got some great advice, so I just wanted to pop in and say 'hi'. Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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  6. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You might also like to check out the breeds forum, and also BYC reviews on many breeds.
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

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    This article in the Learning Center may be helpful to you:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/...cken-guide-to-picking-backyard-chicken-breeds

    Once you decide which breed (or breeds) you want, buy from a reputable breeder or hatchery, don't get scammed by someone looking to unload mis-identified breeds, all roosters, or ill/diseased chickens on you.

    If you need help or have questions, always feel free to ask. Good luck!
     

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