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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by silvia91, Jan 31, 2015.

  1. silvia91

    silvia91 Hatching

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    I sti haven't gotten ️my chickens yet going soon just need ideas what's the best breed I live in Florida and everything for a beginner help [​IMG]
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member 9 Years

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    Welcome to BYC. Start with the 'Learning Center' located at the top of the page.
     
  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing 5 Years

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    BantamLover21 Crowing 5 Years

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    There are many breeds to choose from, and I would definitely recommend checking out the breed reviews that Wyandottes7 linked to. However, some breeds that I would especially recommend include Wyandottes, Australorps, Orpingtons, Easter Eggers, Plymouth Rocks, and Sex-links. All of those breeds are usually hardy, friendly, and very productive.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. The best breed for you depends on what you want in a breed. Murray McMurray has an excellent "chick selector" tool at https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/chick_selector.html to help you determine the best breed for you. Just be sure and click on "show more characteristics." Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Whatever breed you decide to get, good luck with your flock.
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member 8 Years

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  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

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    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.

    Defiantly look into EEs, sex links, anduslans and barred rocks.
     
  10. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Welcome to BYC!

    My Buff Orpingtons panted in the heat out here when it got into the 90's, but my Black Australorps (and Easter Eggers) tolerate our summers here just fine. We have a spate of 90 degree weather for a couple of weeks then back to cooler temps usually. In your heat, you may wish to avoid Buffies.

    McMurray Hatchery has a chick selector tool that may be useful to you on their website.
     
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