Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chickkkkkylove, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. chickkkkkylove

    chickkkkkylove Hatching

    Oct 29, 2013
    I want to know which chicken is the best for beginner.
  2. brahmabreeder

    brahmabreeder Songster

    Feb 22, 2012
    Northeast Ohio
    Brahmas. Just feed them and they will grow like crazy for you. Mine are quiet, docile, and I have NEVER been attacked by a rooster. Plus with them not being flighty they work great for me. I Personally I won't even consider a breed that is said to be flighty after having my leghorns. It stressed me out having to even be near them. Don't go with Sebrights they are said to be hard to raise. P.S. go with birds from a breeder and not a hatchery. Trust me it makes a HUGE difference.
  3. BorneHomestead

    BorneHomestead Chirping

    Oct 10, 2013
    there are a variety of birds that are good for beginners, however some other questions you also need to think about are.. are you wanting them for eggs, meat, friendliness would be the first things to consider. then you also need to take into consideration your climate, if you get really cold weather in the winter months you will want something that is cold hardy.

    bantams are usually quite friendly but their eggs are usually small.
    depending on what breed of standard size chicken you get their eggs can vary in size. also keep in mind the lighter weight the bird the more flighty they can be.

    the ones I find the best to start with are Australorps, Orpingtons, Brahmas, New Hampshires, Plymouth Barred Rocks, Delawares, Sussex, Welsummers, and Wyandottes.

    there is also a breed chart that breaks it down to the type of birds, weight, egg color, egg size, cold/heat hardy, broodiness, and behavior..
  4. AK Baha

    AK Baha Songster

    Jul 10, 2013
    Anchorage, Alaska.
    It depends on what you want from your birds. Lots of eggs,pets,food,just for fun.
  5. clayb226

    clayb226 Songster

    Mar 31, 2011
    Something else to consider is cost for feed, I really love my giants, but they sure do love their feed. For me, it is well worth it though.

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  6. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

    May 19, 2009
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    I agree with BorneHomestead. If you are looking for high quality in any of these breeds above, come on over to the Heritage Large Fowl thread at BYC. Founded by our beloved late mentor Bob Blosl, the purpose of this thread is to help folk who want high quality Heritage Large Fowl decide on their breed and then match them with a high quality strain with which they can work. Breeders of all of the above breeds and many more converse there. Very welcoming of newcomers to BYC. Come and talk poultry with us! Our good friend, Pathfinders, is leaving the thread and we are a bit sad at the moment, but do , please, come on over and we will be glad to help!
    Best Regards,
    Waterford English Light Sussex
    in western PA, USA

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