Hey Ya'll - New here to BYC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by CarolinaChickenKeeper, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. CarolinaChickenKeeper

    CarolinaChickenKeeper Songster

    Jan 15, 2011
    Pauline, SC
    (1) Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens?

    Well, personally speaking I/we have not purchased a chicken yet. Sounds crazy right? Well here's my story.....

    My son spends "LOTS' of time with his grandpa. Papa has horses, cows, Guineas, dogs, cats, and chickens. My boys love helping Papa around the farm. Papa has French Black Copper Marans, Silkies, and some others (not sure what). For Christmas I bought a pre-made coop to have here at the house. My thinking was taking care of chickens would be something me and my boys could do together, here at home. After reading several books, I found interest in several breeds. I'm liking Silkies, Samara's, Orpingtons, and Cochins. I know what you are thinking, we already have Maran's. Well, last time I was trying to gather eggs, the Rooster came at me. Pretty Scary!! And the Silkies he has had for two weeks haven't laid the first egg. I for sure want something nice, more like a pet. We put the coop together today. Also, we went to Tractor Supply to buy our waterer, and feeder. I'd say we are chicken ready. The only questions is what should we buy??? Thanks, CarolinaChickenKeeper in SC

  2. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    Buy what YOU like, any of the breeds you listed would be fine. And [​IMG] from Mississippi
  3. ARose4Heaven

    ARose4Heaven Songster

    Apr 16, 2009
    Flippin, AR
    The Buff Orpingtons are the quietest, nicest birds in my flock. I have heard a lot of great things about Silkies too. You might want to try a couple of each.
  4. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Welcome to the Funny Farm from your neighbor north of the border--Gaston County NC

  5. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

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  6. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

    Nov 6, 2009
    [​IMG] [​IMG] from California

    BTW my meanest roo is a silkie. Nicest are the FBCMs. Maybe having your own would make the difference.
  7. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Songster 7 Years

    Nov 10, 2010
    Congress, AZ
    My Coop

    Hand raised chicks become nice lap pets. So, I would say for the most friendly, get day old chicks. What ever variety makes you smile......then hold and cuddle them as often as possible. It worked well for me.

  8. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

    Sep 4, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca
    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia, Ca and [​IMG]
  9. BunnyMomma

    BunnyMomma Songster

    Sep 17, 2010
    Olin, North Carolina
    Hi Neighbor!
    Bantam favorites!
    I like Mille Fleur hens for pets. [​IMG] They are small, exotic looking and are very gentle. I also like Silkies.
    Large and Standard breed favs. [​IMG]
    The Black Australorps, Light Brahmas and Orpingtons are large and lay eggs like crazy. They are gentle and beautiful to have on the farm.
    Bunny [​IMG]

  10. LaurelRidgeDreams

    LaurelRidgeDreams Songster

    Jan 23, 2010
    Mountains of NC
    [​IMG] from the mountains of North Carolina

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