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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ladybug7718, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. ladybug7718

    ladybug7718 New Egg

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    My husband, daughter (age 5) and I have been wanting to raise chickens for a while, even though we have a fairly small back yard in the suburbs. So glad to be able to ask questions to lots of people with experience! We are hoping to pick up some Rhode Island Reds in a couple of weeks (probably 2). What do ya'll think of Dominiques? Our feed store will have them the same time as the Reds. We thought about getting a couple of them as well. I live in lower Alabama, and it gets HOT in the summer, but we have fairly mild winters. Any info would be appreciated! Look forward to many chats! [​IMG]
     
  2. [​IMG] from SE Missouri; good luck with your chickens!
     
  3. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays Premium Member

    [​IMG] from Mississippi
     
  4. 10 point

    10 point country boy

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    Welcome from NY and domoniques and RIR are to good breeds to start out with.
     
  5. dawg53

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  6. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. The only thing about the Dominiques is they lay medium size eggs about 3 per week but they are calm. Not as good as the RIR. Good luck [​IMG]
     
  7. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ocala, FL.

    I started with a couple RIR's, along with a BR and they made it through the FL summers ok, so you should be fine.
     
  8. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Pride, La. You'll learn all you need to know here!! I know the RIR's will take out southern heat fine and I've have friends with Dominiques and they don't have any problems either!!
     
  9. Wild Trapper

    Wild Trapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] from John in Ohio [​IMG]
     
  10. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! GLad you joined us! [​IMG]
     

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