Greenhorn in Alabama

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Cackleblossum, Feb 9, 2015.

  1. Cackleblossum

    Cackleblossum Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone,

    Just getting started, I just finished the coop, made a sign, now I need some chickens. From what I've been reading the Ameraucana and the Silver Laced Wyandottes seem to be great birds. Am I choosing the right breed for friendly and good
    layers?
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Congratulations on your new coop! I don't have experience myself of those breeds, I started out with red sex-link hens that were excellent egg layers quite friendly and an easy bird to start with. But still lots of fun raising them.

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your choice. Be sure to ask any question you may have, everyone here to help and very friendly. Enjoy BYC :frow
     
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  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    I've kept Wyandottes, and I would definitely recommend them. Mine have been very good layers (250+ egg each per year), very docile and personable, and hardy through below 0 temperatures and 100 degree heat. They are my favorite breed.[​IMG] I've also had an Ameraucana (actually, the more common "Easter Egger"), and she's also been a good layer and docile.
     
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  4. Cackleblossum

    Cackleblossum Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you Polski!
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. Ameraucanas (or Easter Eggers) and Wyandottes are generally docile breeds and good layers. I think you will be happy with them. Other standard breeds that have a well deserved reputation for being calm and gentle and good layers include Australorps (excellent layers), Orpingtons, Brahmas, Sussex, and Faverolles. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Whatever breeds you decide to get, good luck with your flock.
     
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  6. Cackleblossum

    Cackleblossum Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you everyone, that is very helpful, I'm feeling much better about my choices. I will be sure to let you know how it goes.

    Thanks again for the warm welcome and great information.
     
  7. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us, good luck with your selections.
     
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  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
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  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
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