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Help Me Decide!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by CourtneyC, May 17, 2011.

  1. CourtneyC

    CourtneyC Out Of The Brooder

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    I am trying to figure out which breed of chicken I should get.

    Here is some background info.
    I live in southeastern Ohio. I am a huge animal lover. We almost have our coop built. I am wanting chickens that lay good large brown eggs. I would also like ones that are very sociable, because I will be outside with them a lot. I have read that buff orpington's are really good, but I am having trouble finding them in my area. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I have never owned chickens before and I am very much looking forward to this experience!!
    Thanks again!![​IMG]
     
  2. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

    Aug 18, 2008
    I'd reccomend Production Reds ("Rhode Island Reds" "New Hampshire Reds") from a hatchery if you want really friendly walk-right-up-to-you birds.

    Much more personable than my Buff Orps!

    [​IMG]
     
  3. grendel

    grendel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with production reds.I am suprised that buffs are hard to find.Try sex links or orloffs.
     
  4. CourtneyC

    CourtneyC Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thanks! I never even considered Rhode Island Reds. I for some reason thought that they were not very friendly. Maybe that is just the roosters?
     
  5. CourtneyC

    CourtneyC Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Forgive me but I am new too chickens. What are orloffs? And sex links just mean that you know whether they are girls or boys right? Sorry I really don't know anything yet, but I am trying too learn!
     
  6. littledirtlanefarms

    littledirtlanefarms Out Of The Brooder

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    I suggest Cochins...they come in sooooo many colors and are great lap birds [​IMG]
     

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