Hi all!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Thechickenchick2, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. Thechickenchick2

    Thechickenchick2 Songster

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    Hey everyone!

    Brand new to BYC but I can’t tell you how many times I’ve referred to this website since we got our chicks back in September!

    We currently have 6 red sex link hens and 6 black sex link pullets!
    I am currently looking for 6-10 more chicks to get and was curious what breed everyone reccomends most? I would also love to have 1 rooster at some point and wasn’t sure the best breed for the roo?

    My girls now are/will be great layers so I’m not too worried about egg production but I’d love some color in my eggs and to have a few broody hens as well!

    Thanks again to all that have unknowingly helped me raise my flock up to this point and I’m happy to join!
     
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  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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  3. MrsMistyReal

    MrsMistyReal Enabler

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    Welcome aboard to BYC family gr8 people tons of information loads of fun enjoy shake your tail feathers two-funny-chickens-for-decoration-game-model_FF_Model_ID5345_1_pileCF1JPG.jpg
     
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  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Silkies and/or Cochins for broody mamas. Olive eggers, Marans, Easter Eggers for some color.

    Do you know you can't make a hen go broody? It's a hormonal thing and either they do or they don't.
     
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  5. N F C

    N F C is it nap time yet?

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    :welcome

    Pork Pie Ken has given you some good links to check out. From what I've seen, if you ask 20 people what breed is 'best', you'll get 20 different answers :)

    Best of luck to you and thanks for joining us!
     
  6. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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  7. ronott1

    ronott1 A chicken will always remember the egg

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens!

    It is great that we have helped you with the new babies!
     
  8. Plip

    Plip Free Ranging

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    Welcome to BYC! Great to have you here!
     
  9. BlueHenDel

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    Welcome! Happy you've decided to join!! Lots of good folks and great info, as you already know. :frow
     
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  10. Thechickenchick2

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    Yes! That I did know.. I just know that there are breeds that are certainly more prone to going broody and I was looking to get a few with hopes at least one or two would be broody. I wasn’t sure if anyone had preferences on their mama hens (silkies vs Cochins etc)

    Thank you!
     
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