Hello and some questions

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kevintmckay, May 18, 2010.

  1. kevintmckay

    kevintmckay New Egg

    May 18, 2010
    My name is Kevin and I live in Berkeley California. I have a 6 yo son and about 2k sq ft of yard and would like to get a couple of chickens for fun and eggs. Could somebody recommend a hearty breed that would be kid friendly, quiet, and do OK with my limited space? I would love to hatch the chicks with my son.

  2. bfrancis

    bfrancis Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2010
    Okmulgee Co, Oklahoma
    I've got buckeyes....very friendly, and quiet. My 2 yo son goes in the coop with no problem. They are only 2 months old, but have done a lot of research before purchase...so far they are holding their reputation. Plus a heritage breed....hope this helps
  3. rebecky1305

    rebecky1305 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2009
    Lansing, MI
  4. the4heathernsmom

    the4heathernsmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2008
    east texas
    Welcome to byc!!! My kids (4 of them) all love the chickens!!! We have a backyard menagerie! For cuddling purposes and suffering through lots of hugs silkies are the kids favorite...don't have any right now but they were calm and easy to catch and tolerated the petting and hugging and the kids loved their "funkiness"! The current favorite is a white leghorn named floppy but she is an exception to the rule because leghorns are known to be flighty. We have a RIR (rhode Island red) named momma hen that is good with the kids too she tolerates being loved on and carried around. The EE (easter eggers) are fun for the kids because of the different colored eggs... kids just love a green or blue egg!! I would suggest you research a little and see what appeals to you. I let the kids look at hatchery pics and pics here on BYC and they ooohhhh and awwwww maybe the kids can pick for you! [​IMG]
  5. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    Kevin, consider getting a Rhode Island Red, which is an excellent layer of brown eggs, and maybe an Easter Egger, which the kids will LOVE because they're pretty and they're excellent layers of a green egg, and maybe a white leghorn, which is an excellent layer of white eggs.

    If you raise them from day old chicks, and pay lots of attention to them, they will make great pets! And you would have three different egg colors, which is fun for kids!

  6. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

    Nov 6, 2009
    Ah Berzerkly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    All of my kids were born there!

    Send me a slice from Blonde's [​IMG]
  7. The Lisser

    The Lisser Chillin' With My Peeps


    Hi! I am pretty new to chickens too, but my silkie mix is by far our most handleable (my daughter is 4). I like the fact that he is a mix, as I'm hoping that he will be a little hardier than pure silkies.

  8. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    To the BYC from South Africa!
  9. Bama chick

    Bama chick Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 1, 2007
    Huntsville, Alabama
    Welcome from Alabama, Kevin! I have an OEG hen that is very sweet and my Silkies are great, too. The Silkies are a little larger so they might be a better choice for little bitty kids.

  10. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Hey Kevin! [​IMG] from S. Florida! Its great to have you join us! [​IMG]

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