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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Karyns Coop 14, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. Karyns Coop 14

    Karyns Coop 14 New Egg

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    Hi I am new to owning my own backyard chickens. I have lots of questions, I am reading thru the site and gathering lots of info. What's everyone thoughts on friendlier types of chickens? Best egg layers? Easy keepers? I only have 4 currently but am hoping to add more this spring.
     
  2. BMW the Awesome

    BMW the Awesome Out Of The Brooder

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    Rhode Island Reds are awesome at laying! RIRs are also friendly (depending on the individual).
     
  3. greasy

    greasy Out Of The Brooder

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    I have RI reds and gold sex links - love them both !!
     
  4. chicken-herder

    chicken-herder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love silkies- very friendly and fantastic pets. Sussex are good layers and friendly too :) [​IMG]
     
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  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Lots of friendly breeds out there that are great layers. The Orpington breeds, (Buff Orpingtons and Black Australorps) are great layers and are quite tolerant and friendly. The black Australorps are all I keep. They follow me around like stalkers looking for goodies and a soft lap to sit on. But here is a good link to a page outside of BYC that may help you make some decisions on the breeds...

    http://www.sagehenfarmlodi.com/chooks/chooks.html

    Also, here is our Breeds section here on BYC and lots of opinions on the different breeds and what people have to say about them...

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

    Good luck in all your poultry adventures and enjoy BYC!
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  7. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the flock [​IMG]
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Buff orpingtons, silkies, cochins - very nice breeds and usually very sociable.
     

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