Hello from northern michigan

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Cliff keller, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. Cliff keller

    Cliff keller Hatching

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    I don't have chickens yet, but my sons and I are getting some this spring. My boy are very excited about getting chickens. The problem is they can't decide what breed of chickens to get. I try to help them by suggesting a good dual purpose breed that will lay eggs for most of the year and that are ease to handle.they want good looking birds.anyone with so advice on this would be helpful. Thank you.
     

  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member 7 Years

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Choosing breeds can be tricky! There are so many to choose from and they all have different characteristics. Some are friendly, some lay very well, some are just beautiful and some lay coloured eggs... many of us end up buying chickens of different breeds! Have a look through our breeds section here:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/category/chicken-breeds

    and this lovely breeds chart:

    http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html

    And also our Learning centre for some newbie tips and advice:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Enjoy your chicken adventures!
     
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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    Greetings from Kansas, Cliff Keller, and [​IMG]! Great to have you aboard! I think Sumi gave you some great advice. Good luck and have fun on your path to poultryhood (I just made that up!) [​IMG]
     
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  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging 7 Years

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Not sure where in northern MI you are , but there are several BYC members up in the north - stop by the Michigan thread to say Hi. I also recommend the Henderson chicken chart.
     

  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member 9 Years

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  6. Suzierd

    Suzierd Crowing 6 Years

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  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    Search the forums, ask questions, plan and you will come to a decision on what birds are best for you. Welcome to BYC.
     

  8. Cliff keller

    Cliff keller Hatching

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    Thank you everyone you all have been very helpful. I look foreward to future help.my boys and I have some time to figure it out. I'm sure we will deside on the right breed for us.thank you all.
     
  9. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Crowing Premium Member

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  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Crowing

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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