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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Salsa Chick, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. Salsa Chick

    Salsa Chick New Egg

    Dec 31, 2016
    I am excited to start a new year on a new adventure with chickens. I'm building my coop after reading everything I could find and I still don't know what breed of chick's I'll get, but I want them to be friendly. I look forward to being a part of this fun group! I'm in Bossier City, LA.
  2. LauraBrown

    LauraBrown Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us :)
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  3. ChickenGoesRuff

    ChickenGoesRuff Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2015
    Welcome to BYC! As for friendly chicken breeds, everyone has their picks, but there are always outliers on both sides. Good luck and welcome to the crazy world of chickens!
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  4. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

    Nov 4, 2014
    East Tennessee.
    Welcome to BYC, and best wishes for 2017!
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  5. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013

    If you haven't already done so, check out the Learning Center. There are all sorts of helpful articles there, including one called "Pickin' the Right Fricken' Chicken"...it brings up some good points to keep in mind when selecting birds.

    Good luck and have fun!
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  6. QuackSpeak

    QuackSpeak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2017
    Get ducks! [​IMG] Sorry that's just me; my friend has chickens and they are very nice and well-behaved.
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  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Salsa Chick, and [​IMG]! Great to officially welcome you aboard! Ah, so many chicken choices - and everyone has their favorites. For my money, my favs have always been redstars (red sex-links), Speckled Sussex, Orpingtons, and Naked Necks. They have always been the most friendly among my flocks over the years. I tend to shy away from the Mediterranean class birds - leghorns, anconas, etc...good layers but always seemed a little jumpy and nervous. Good luck to you and your spring chickens!!
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  8. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under Salsa Chick [​IMG] Welcome!

    I hope you enjoy BYC. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Some breeds are generally docile, Buff Orps, Cochins, Black Australorps, etc. But all breeds(of chicks) may benefit from socialization starting early in life.
  10. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2015
    Welcome! Good to have you join us.:cd

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