Howdy from Montana

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by buchananlock, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. buchananlock

    buchananlock New Egg

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    So the wife and I built a coop and have seven mixed hens. We want to add five more, but looking now for a good layers, but would be good for show too for our boys for 4H. Silver Leghorns are looking good and so are the Russian Orlofts any thoughts? We live in town, but have a nice big backyard. We do have eagles and Hawks around.

    Right now we already have 3 Americonas 1 Cornish hen 1 Jersey Giant and 2 Red stars. The coop is capable of holding 36 hens, but we only want 12 total.

    Also wondering about good breeders/hatcheries that will deal with small orders

    Thanks
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] If you want show stock of any breed, you aren't going to find it at a hatchery. Best to buy from a show breeder who has been raising good birds for awhile and really knows their stuff.

    Some breeders like to put out their birds with 4Hers
     
  3. redsoxs

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    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] I agree with the above. I am not familiar with Russian Orloffs, but I know Leghorns are fantastic layers. They do tend to be a bit skittish though. Not the friendliest breed either.
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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

    For children it is best to start with more docile breeds, and you might also want to look for something a little less unusual than a silver Leghorn, as they are probably going to be much harder to find. Cochins are always great show birds for kids. You may want to google the Henderson chicken chart for information on breed behaviors.
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
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    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  9. CowGrrrl

    CowGrrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC from a fellow Montanan! I'm in Livingston, how 'bout you? Orloffs are awesome and so are Leghorns of any color :)
     
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  10. buchananlock

    buchananlock New Egg

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    I'm in Superior
     

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