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Getting chicks soon....which should I consider?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LoveThemBirds, Feb 24, 2015.

  1. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2015
    Petting Buffy Like a Dog
    I already have 7 hens who will be Two years here in march.I would like 6 more chicks.They will be in the hen shed,once I actually PREPARE it for the 7 hens I have now.

    I would enjoy just straight down pet hens.I have already chosen 3 Newhampshires.I also will likely HAVE 2 breeds out of the six lay well.
  2. barkinghills

    barkinghills Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2011

    these are some of my favorite "pet" breeds:

    1. Brahmas. Big sweet darlings.

    2. Cochins (bantam or large fowl, both are docile). The bantams especially can be very tame, and adorable. I also have a large fowl Partridge Cochin who is huge and sweet. She hatched some chicks for me last summer and she made a very good mother.

    3. d'Uccle bantams. There are a number of color variations. I love Mille Fleur, Porcelain, and I have one that is mottle (jet black heavily spangled with white).

    4. The Old English Game bantams I have had are all very friendly and tame. One will ride around on my hand.

    5. Buff Orpingtons can be big and lazy and docile, especially if handled regularly as chicks.

    Have fun! It sounds like chicken math is taking over at your house, too.
  3. song of joy

    song of joy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2012
    Central Pennsylvania
    Dominique hens are usually very friendly, as are Easter eggers.
  4. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2015
    Petting Buffy Like a Dog
    The things about bantams is,I have alk standard,and would have to waste money adding extra coops..
  5. ducky 13

    ducky 13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Get white leghorns they are friendly and good white egg layers. I had one and when I pet her she would fall asleep right there

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