Golden Comets

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by BetterCluckNext, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. BetterCluckNext

    BetterCluckNext Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm getting 3 golden comets in April and I'm very excited, but I want to know about the breed. I know they are good layers but I don't know about their personality. I also have two dogs, will they get stressed with my puppy at their door? Thanks[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Golden comets, also known as sex-links, cinnamon queens and red star, is an egg-cellent egg layer! They are machines! If tamed while young, they make friendly pets. They forage very well and rarely go broody. Being heat hardy, they love ranging and don't do super well in tight confinement.

    You need to be very careful with your dog. Chickens and dogs do not mix. If he is a puppy then he should be easier to tame. But be very careful. Here are two links on info on dogs and chickens.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/introducing-your-dog-to-chickens-tips-tricks
    http://www.fresh-eggs-daily.com/2012/11/basic-chicken-etiquette-for-family-dog.html

    Good luck with your future flock!
     
  3. MongoMama

    MongoMama New Egg

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    I love my golden comets. Sometimes the dogs chase them then they go back to pecking like nothing happened. They like to be petted, eat from my hand, and come when i call them . They love hulled sunflower seeds , it's a treat they eat out my hand.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. Golden Comet is one of a number of labels under which some hatcheries market their Red Sex Links, which are produced by crossing a red gene rooster with a silver gene hen. Not only can the resulting offspring be sexed by color at hatching but they are egg laying machines, outlaying either parent breed. It's one of the interesting quirks of hybridization. You should get loads of eggs from those three girls. :eek:) Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your Golden Comet.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. Please keep puppy and chickens well separated. First line of chicken predators is usually the owners own dogs. Dogs play and chase chickens = dead chickens. You never hear of a chicken killing a dog.
     
  6. BetterCluckNext

    BetterCluckNext Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! You all have been a great help and I'm sure to be a better chicken owner from it.
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    So glad you could join our community! Definitely keep the dogs away from the chicks or chickens. The two should never meet.

    Make yourself at home here and we do welcome you to our flock!
     
  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
  9. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  10. torilovessmiles

    torilovessmiles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the coop!
    Golden Comets (also know as red sexlinks, red star, and several other names) are egg laying machines. I have six, and they rarely skip an egg-laying day!
    The community here is very friendly, with some very knowledgeable people. You'll like it here :)
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