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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jschichler, Feb 17, 2016.

  1. Jschichler

    Jschichler New Egg

    May 4, 2013
    Another chicken guy checking in! We have had our hens (New Hampshire Reds) for about a year now. We love them as they are very sweet and very productive layers. doing some research on other breeds and figured I would introduce myself on here to get tips from other owners. I love this site as there is a ton of information and I love learning more and more about these great animals!
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Based on your comments about your New Hampshires, you might also like breeds that are good layers with a well deserved reputation for being calm and gentle (good lap pets) such as Australorps, Faverolles, Orpingtons, Sussex, and Brahmas. Of course there can always be an exception with any breed. If high egg production is priority, Australorps are the best layers on this list. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2016
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! Michael has left you some great tips for other breeds that you might like to add to your flock. Wishing you the very best of luck for the future with your expanding flock.
    Be sure to ask any questions that you may have, there really is a section for everything in the forum.

    Enjoy BYC and all the chicken chat :frow
  4. doc637

    doc637 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 20, 2016
    Welcome to BYC! Great to have you with us. Love NHRs
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC. As Yorkshire coop says, Michael has given you some good advice. I'd suggest getting a variety of breeds in the first instance as you will then be able to make an informed decision about which you prefer. Your state thread (type your state in the search box) may be useful, not only in terms of meeting BYC members local to you, but also getting the inside scoop on what breeds thrive in your area and where to get them.

    Wishing you all the best
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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  7. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    There's always something new to learn about poultry, glad you are enjoying your flock.

    It's nice to have you here!
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens [​IMG]

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