Hi! Opinions welcome!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by clucknpeck, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. clucknpeck

    clucknpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone! I'm new here and I am getting my first chicks on Saturday! My family and I just moved into a house that sits on an acre so we have plenty of room for chickens and after much research we are diving in. We are getting 15 hens. My sister is going to help because she wants chickens but lives in a private neighborhood where she can't have them, so we will pretty much be splitting, costs care and eggs. I figure I can sell some eggs too, and my neighbors are all on board for that idea.
    I was wondering if some of you could tell me what you think of my breed choices? We are getting 5 breeds, three of each-
    Welsummer, Brahma, Ameraucana, Faverolle, and Australorp.
    We have a young daughter so we wanted mostly docile breeds. We also live somewhere that gets in the 90s in the summer and below freezing in the winter.
    How do you think my breed choices will work?
    Thanks!
     
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  2. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....glad you joined.. I have Black Australorps and love their big brown eggs. Can't give much input on the other breeds other than I love them all. Good luck with all your new chickens.
     
  3. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Welcome from Louisiana! [​IMG] Sounds like some good breeds you chose! [​IMG]
     
  4. clucknpeck

    clucknpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your responses :)
    I have kind of a dumb question...
    Does brahma colour make any difference? I can get the buff, light, or dark and I have no idea which to get.
     
  5. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  6. LilMissChz

    LilMissChz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Greetings from Maryland! Welcome to BYC. I'm always one of those people that will take a couple of those, a few of these, and some of them.... like M&M's, with chickens, I love variety.
     
  7. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a nice assortment. Welcome!
     
  8. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Welcome to BYC!

    I only have Ameraucanas. They are a docile and a lovely breed. They are also good layers.
     
  9. Marty1876

    Marty1876 Hi Everyone!

    Australorps are great layers, Americanas have pretty eggs.

    Greetings from Kansas! [​IMG]
     
  10. DCasper

    DCasper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Western Kentucky. I hope you will enjoy your new hobby, the eggs and the experience of doing something together.



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