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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ScarletChica, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. ScarletChica

    ScarletChica New Egg

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    Hi, I am a 14 year old girl named Scarlet and I don't know much about chickens, but recently I've had the dream of having a small hobby farm when I am older. I stumbled on this website when I was searching a chicken I found in a book I read.
     
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    Glad to have you join our flock! What breeds are you interested in?
     
  3. ScarletChica

    ScarletChica New Egg

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    Old English Game Bantam
     
  4. Very cool! I have a few of those.
     
  5. ScarletChica

    ScarletChica New Egg

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    Aww! Are they good dual-purpose birds?
     
  6. No, not at all! [​IMG] They sure are fun to have around, though. My main breed that I raise is Modern Game.
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC, Scarlett. Glad you decided to join our flock. If you are looking for good dual purpose birds that are also calm and gentle, a good list would include Australorps, Orpingtons, Brahmas, Sussex, and Faverolles. Barred Rocks are Wyandottes are also generally docile, although I've occasionally had an aggressive one. I would suggest doing further research on the various breeds. There are some good, quick reference charts at http://albc-usa.etapwss.com/images/uploads/docs/pickachicken.pdf, http://www.mypetchicken.com/chicken-breeds/breed-list.aspx, and http://www.sagehenfarmlodi.com/chooks/chooks.html. Also, Murray McMurray has an excellent "chick selector" tool at https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/chick_selector.html to help you determine the best breed for you. Just be sure and click on "show more characteristics." Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Whatever breeds you decide to get, good luck with your flock.
     
  8. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] We're glad to have you here! [​IMG]
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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