Getting back into chickens

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by bigreyhorse, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. bigreyhorse

    bigreyhorse Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm considering getting back into chickens, and I'm not sure what breed to get, I used to have black austalorps. What was your guy's first breed of chicken?

    bigrey
     
  2. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    Get some sumatras or turkens![​IMG]
     
  3. country freedom

    country freedom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Are ya lookin' for layers or broodies?
     
  4. Cheep Mama

    Cheep Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buff orpington's and Isa browns!! Rir's are good too.
     
  5. tat2edlady

    tat2edlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For me it was Buff Orphington

    Mindy
     
  6. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    Quote:2 Easter Eggers
     
  7. eggzettera

    eggzettera Chillin' With My Peeps

    Easter Egger for colored eggs & Bantam cochin, loved their feathered feet.....
     
  8. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

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    Some good, calm, great layers that we have are:
    Black Australorp
    Barred Rock
    Red Sex Link
    Silver Laced Wyandotte

    and a Rhode Island Red that turned mean when she started laying but really just needded more space (we live in total suburbia).

    Hope this helps and [​IMG]
     
  9. Tutter

    Tutter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first chickens I ever had were not a breed I can put a finger on.

    But then, years later, when we moved here, which was 20 years ago now, we first got buff orpingtons, barred rocks, black australorps, and some mystery red hens.

    The first 3 breeds are still the base of my flocks, though I do like to experiment, and in June am also getting:

    Buff rocks, partridge rocks, red stars, light brahmas, a golden laced wyandotte, a blue lace red wyandotte, a buttercup, and dominiques. I may be forgetting one or 2, as this is off the top of my head.

    I'm glad that you're getting chickens again; have fun! [​IMG]
     
  10. bigreyhorse

    bigreyhorse Out Of The Brooder

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    We originally owned Black Australorps (raised from chicks) and some white chickens we bought at their prime, we're looking for layers.
    Rocks of any kind seem to be a good choice. My sister wants a Rhode Island Red but I know they get aggressive, maybe once we're used to them again.
    Thanks for the welcome and thanks for the advise everyone:D
    bigrey
     

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