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Finding the Right Breed of Chickens

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by katierosew, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. katierosew

    katierosew Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey my name is Katie, and I'd call myself an aspiring chicken owner. I've just about talked my husband into building a coop for me this summer, and I've done a ton of research on my own about different chicken breeds, coops, and how to raise/maintain them. What I'm having trouble with is ordering the specific breeds of chickens I want. I only want about 4-6 chickens in my future coop, and from the research I've done with the PickinChickn app on my phone, I've determined I want to try one of each of these four breeds: Brahma, Holland, Dominique, and Dorking. However, the problem is that most people who sell chickens for a living sell them in minimum orders of 25. So my question for everyone is where did you get your chickens from? Is it even possible for me to have more than one breed of chicken coexist or do I have to buy all the same kind? Also, I live in central Arkansas, so if anyone knows where I could get chickens here, that would be great.

    Thanks for your time,

    Katie


    P.S. For those of you with smart phones, if you're on this website, then you definitely need the PickinChickn app. You can search a multitude of filters for just the right kind of chickens you want (i.e. meat chickens, egg chickens, dual purpose, egg size, egg color, lay rate, growth temperament, weight climate, free range forager, confined, broody, etc.) This app also has a huge library of any chicken breed you can think of, and it includes all their traits and qualities.
     
  2. CrazyChookLady5

    CrazyChookLady5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi and [​IMG]
    are you looking for chickens for their eggs, or more for pets, or for both?
     
  3. katierosew

    katierosew Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm more interested in keeping chickens for their eggs, but I would also like them to be friendly.
     

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