chicken newbie!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TumbleweedMama, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. TumbleweedMama

    TumbleweedMama Hatching

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    Hi, well my 5 year old son and I are starting our chicken adventure! We plan on just a few show qaulity chicken for a 4-H project and maybe enjoy somefresh eggs as a bonus. Any advice on fun rare breeds that also lay eggs would be appreciated.
     

  2. americana-lover

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    [​IMG]!!!!!
    I know Polish chickens are great show birds, and they do lay beautiful eggs! The eggs are just not very big.
    I have Americanas, and they are very beautiful too! I get at least 3 blue eggs a day from 5 birds, sometimes I get 5 eggs a day, and i get very excited when I do!
     
  3. Welcome! I am also a newbie at BYC and with chickens (have kept them for a year now) - I have heard that bantams make some of the best show birds for kids and are very calm if handled as chicks.
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Try googling the Henderson Chicken Chart for charactoristics of different breeds. For a child new to chickens, you are better off with a mild-tempered bird that is easier to handle - Cochins are often good chickens for beginners, as they are docile and are not rare.
     
  5. johnathan lane

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    I am getting 12 Americans from 4-h and I've
    Been raising chickens since I was in fourth grade. I have had gold and red sex link. The gold are not good egg layers for me but red sex link is and
    Also great show chickens.

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  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas, Tumbleweedmama, and [​IMG]! Happy you joined our community! Best of luck to you and your son and your chicken project!
     
  7. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
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    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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  9. liz9910

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    [​IMG] from California!
     

  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     

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