Hi, and a question

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  1. Lolipop

    Lolipop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi [​IMG]

    I was wondering if anybody had any suggestions for a good breed for a newbie. Here are some breeds that I have in mind:

    Australorp
    buff orpington
    Easter egger
    Wyandotte
    Rhode island red
    Belgian bearded d'Uccle
    silkie
    sultan
    plymouth rock

    thanks for reading!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] First define the purpose of your flock. Do you want eggs, meat, dual purpose, lawn ornaments. The breeds mentioned all have their own particular strong points.
     
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  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Yes, what would you like from your birds, companions? Egg layers? Meat? All 3? Or just cool looking and friendly?
     
  4. Lolipop

    Lolipop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just want some new buddies!
     
  5. Back2MyRoots

    Back2MyRoots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well Buff Orpingtons are decent layers and a very mellow breed.... Well the hens are and I have heard the roos are, but our roo gives us fits! But our buff orpington hens are the most fabulous little ladies, so friendly and laid back and they all lay a pretty little pink tinted egg.
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    [​IMG] lawn ornaments! [​IMG] Good one, sourland!

    Welcome to BYC!! Those are all good breeds! Why not consider a mixed flock - variety is the spice of life!
     
  7. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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  8. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut

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    My Buff orpingtons are the best!!!! Like back2myroots said, they are very mellow and friendly. When they were little, my BO chick Dandelion would ride around on my feet. [​IMG] I have four of the breeds you mentioned:
    Wyandotte- eh, flighty and a little mean to the other birds, mine aren't the best layers.

    Australorp: Big and friendly! and good layers too.

    Easter Egger- Pretty birds and pretty eggs! They take a little taming though. lay and egg 5-6 times a week too.

    and of course, Buff orpingon- Love them! Friendly calm, talkitve little chirpings and pretty good layers to top it off!

    I am going to get a barred rock this spring, too!
     
  9. Lolipop

    Lolipop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the input, does anyone have/had sultans?
     
  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     

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