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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Hogs and Horns, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. Hogs and Horns

    Hogs and Horns Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2011
    What a fantastic website this is!

    I have wanted chickens for years, but own neither chickens nor coop. My husband is building something in our garage (which I'm forbidden to enter) that may be a coop. I've started reading about certain breeds and have come up with a VERY flexible list of some that interest me. If you have opinions or expertise with these, would you mind sharing them with this novice please? We don't intend to eat our birds; they'll be strictly for eggs, yard art, and company. Thank you SO much!

    Appenzeller Spitzhauben
    Buff Orpington
    New Hampshire Red
    Plymouth Rock
    Rhode Island (there were several types listed on this website, but I'd prefer the ones that are not aggressive. How do you tell/buy just those?)

    Do birds of these breeds get along with each other? Are there some groupings of breeds that don't mix well? Thanks for your comments and help.
  2. dt1958

    dt1958 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 15, 2011
    Down South
    Welcome from a fellow Texan [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

    Jul 9, 2011
    Lago Vista, TX
    [​IMG] [​IMG] howdy from the hill country!

    edited to add: all those breeds should get along well, but it always help if you get them all as chicks
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2011
  4. S&N Livestock

    S&N Livestock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    southern ohio
    [​IMG] from Ohio
  5. coyotesmommy

    coyotesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2011
    Howdy Texan!!! Welcome to the best chicken lover website you will find.... [​IMG] [​IMG] sit back and enjoy the ride
  6. GreenMeadows

    GreenMeadows Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 14, 2011
    Howdy! Glad ur here!!
  7. CheerioLounge

    CheerioLounge Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2011
    California High Desert
    [​IMG] from Twentynine Palms in the California high desert!

    Warning: BYC can become seriously addicting!! [​IMG]
  8. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

    Apr 15, 2009
    [​IMG] from NH. Sounds like you are going to have fun. Avoid the pouffy-headed birds when you are first starting out. They are the ones most likely to get picked on in a flock. All the birds you listed should be good, though.
  9. greymane

    greymane Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 2, 2011
    Snyder County, PA
    [​IMG] from the Finger Lakes of New York! Very happy to have you aboard!

  10. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from Washington State glad you joined us!
    I believe they all should get along just fine, space is the most important. There needs to be enough room for the chickens to get away from each other.

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