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HELLO EVERYONE!!! NEED some advice!!!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sammymitz, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. sammymitz

    sammymitz Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 25, 2013
    Hello everyone!!!
    Well, got a beautiful coop with an EXTRA run. Now, I am ready to get some chicks, but I need your advice!!!
    I am looking for:
    #1: A quiet breed
    #2: A friendly, docile and calm breed.
    #3: A good egg layer.
    I live in Florida, so also a breed that can endure the worst of the summer heat (June through September.
    We have a very large fenced in back yard with a six foot high vinyl fence all around the yard. I plan on letting them forage freely often.
    The breeds I am leaning toward so far are:
    EE (Americana/Ameracauna)
    Buff Orpintons
    Any advice and suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks so much!!!!
  2. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 9, 2009
    Try turkens ( naked neck ) chickens... they are docile and very friendly and lay HUGE eggs!

    If you are not concerned about the size of eggs.... try a Silkie mix..... they are wonderfully friendly, great broodies and cute to look at!

    Buff Orpingtons are also a very friendly breed.. and extremely pretty!
  3. sammymitz

    sammymitz Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 25, 2013
    Thanks!!! I'll look into them!!!! [​IMG]
  4. 4 the Birds

    4 the Birds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 15, 2010
    Westfield, Indiana
    I have the three breeds that you are leaning toward and any would be a great choice. The Buff's are a great choice if I had to pick one.

  5. sammymitz

    sammymitz Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 25, 2013
    Thank you for the response and advice!!! I truly appreciate it!!!! [​IMG]

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