First chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Alumentum, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. Alumentum

    Alumentum Out Of The Brooder

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    So, I got a reply from my city manager and mom finally and the answer is yes : D hurays.


    Now I'm wondering, what kind of chickens should I get? I'd like some that lay a good number of eggs but, not like commercial rate or anything. And something that is calm and would make a good pet. I can only have up to 5 but, I'm thinking 3 is the max. I can even have a rooster so long as he lives indoors : D.

    So whatcha think?
     
  2. tysonandperdue

    tysonandperdue Out Of The Brooder

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    Black Australorps. They are very calm, friendly, great layers of large eggs and don't mind being confined.
     
  3. Alumentum

    Alumentum Out Of The Brooder

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    awesome thanks, so do you think 2 hens and a rooster will do fine?
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    I would get at least 1 more than I wanted in case 1 gets sick. Stick with pullets only because 1 rooster would be too much for 2 hens, and it would not be fun to keep him indoors. To learn about the breeds, temperament, and color, size, frequency of eggs I would look at a hatchery websight like Meyer, McMurray, or MyPetChicken.com, plus I would order sexed chicks to have a better chance of getting girls. The local farm stores are fun, but an awful lot of people tell stories of getting too many unexpected roos from them.
     
  5. Alumentum

    Alumentum Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, thanks a bunch. Any other breeds someone wants to suggest?
     
  6. jaybob54

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    Yeah You should definitely get 1 buff Oprington and 1 white leghorn because they are winter hardy, lay over 300 eggs a year and have a very short moulting period. I have those 2 breeds and have really treated me good these past few years. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]:clap
     
  7. Hanh3197

    Hanh3197 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Orpingtons, silkies, or Faverolles? I've heard the roosters of these breeds are pretty nice and calm...
    which is really nice [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. jaybob54

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    I know opringtons are good but Definitely not Silkies because they are bantams and don't lay alot of eggs unlike other breeds [​IMG]
     
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  9. M.sue

    M.sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get an Isa Brown. [​IMG]
     
  10. chkinut

    chkinut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    easter eggers are fun! they come in lots of different colors AND they lay different colored eggs (green, blue, pink, and yes, even brown)
     

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