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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mom2twins, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. mom2twins

    mom2twins New Egg

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    Hi there! we live in Brentwood Ca and are looking into having our own chickens. We do live in city limits but can have chickens. we are looking just for the eggs. any suggestions would be great! thank you
     
  2. matt44644

    matt44644 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Do you mean you just want to have ' layers' or get fertile eggs and incubate them?
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    What sort of suggestions is it you are needing?
     
  5. mom2twins

    mom2twins New Egg

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    Thank you everyone for the warm welcome. We are totally new to chickens, my grandparents had a farm and they had chickens but they had a barn. We are looking to only have hens for collection the eggs for our family. what are the best chickens? Our weather is hot in the summer and cold in winter about 40's at night but can get down into the 30's at time. is there a good way to keep them?
     
  6. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Lots of great breeds out there that are heat hardy and great layers. Any of the Orpington breeds such as Buff Orpingtons or Black Australorps. Great on the laying and hardy over all. Very docile and friendly too.

    You might want to stop by our breeds pages to see what other members are talking about their breeds and also an external web page on the different breeds and their characteristics...

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/category/chicken-breeds

    http://www.sagehenfarmlodi.com/chooks/chooks.html

    Stop by our learning center too for all kinds of articles on getting started with chickens, building the coop, raising the chicks and keeping your adult flock happy, healthy and safe from predators...https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    Good luck on this new journey!! If you have any further questions, feel free to ask. Welcome to our flock!
     
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  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us!
     
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  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
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