Help me decide what kind of chicken to get................

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickenman98, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. chickenman98

    chickenman98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have three sebrights and i'm gonna get rid of them and get something a little more friendly. i have three chickens in mind that i like barred rock banties, ameracauna or ee banties, or silkies. they have to be banties because the pen is not big enough for LF chickens. after several posts i will choose the kind i want and then i will need all the pros and cons of that breed.
    Thanks,
    Ryan
     
  2. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am partial to silkies.. Pros, they are cute and friendly... Cons, they are addictive. And predictably broody, which at times can be good and bad. Depending on your goals.
     
  3. chickenman98

    chickenman98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what color of silkie should i get (if i decide to get a silkie)
     
  4. barredrockgrl

    barredrockgrl Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two bantams and love them both, though neither is super friendly. The silkie is a sweetie but currently broody for the second time in 3 months. Keep in mind when looking for bantams, they're much more likely to go broody. The Cochin hasn't been here long but already warming up enough to come close for treats. She's also gorgeous with a cushion of feathers in the back. [​IMG]
     
  5. barredrockgrl

    barredrockgrl Out Of The Brooder

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    Ms.FuzzyButts :

    I am partial to silkies.. Pros, they are cute and friendly... Cons, they are addictive. And predictably broody, which at times can be good and bad. Depending on your goals.

    The broodiness is cute but I can tell it's going to get old fast! That's the only reason I can't see myself becoming a silkie addict.​
     
  6. chickenman98

    chickenman98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my japanese hen is broody. i get tired of it
     
  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    How about bantam Brahmas, or Cochins? Although I do like the idea of bantam EEs and BRs!
     
  8. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    You could pick up a copy of Storey's illustrated poultry which gives you all the breeds in bantam and standard and information on temperment.
    Barred rocks are considered a kid friendly breed as are Cochins. Cochins can be had in Frizzles also and that would give you some variety, not to mention variety of color. Though they can go broody. You could hatch chicks of both non Friz and Friz and sell them. Not as often as Silkies, which are popular and in MO, a delicate bird.

    You really should check Storey's, you may be able to find a copy at your public library. If not, write back I have a copy here and can give you a list of standard birds that come in the bantam size too.

    Wishing you the best
    Rancher
     
  9. sharron

    sharron Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i love the cochins, and if you get the eggs every day they don't get broody, even the little roosters are nice.[​IMG]
     
  10. Ms.FuzzyButts

    Ms.FuzzyButts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 5, 2009
    North Alabama
    Quote:I can't answer that.. as you can see from my signature line. I like pretty much every color.
     

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