If i live in wyoming should these breeds be good Light Brahma, Ameracauna/EE, australorp

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by FlyFisherman, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. FlyFisherman

    FlyFisherman Hatching

    Dec 14, 2014
    Yay I'm hoping i get new chickens?
    please help any suggestions for other breed would be help full
    i have bo
    need very hardy bird also gentle and good egg and duel thanks
  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

    Apr 23, 2014
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Do you already have chickens? If so, make sure you introduce the new ones carefully.

    As far as breeds, you're on the right track! Black australorps are one of my favorite breeds! They are affectionate, calm, hardy, good foragers, great layers and very friendly. Buff orpingtons, my favorite breed, is basically the australorp's twin. Same personality.

    EEs are independent, docile chickens who lay any color egg. They are very fun birds! Brahmas are affectionate, good layers and very calm.

    Good luck and keep us posted![​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2014
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on Mountain Peeps. All of those breeds (EEs are actually hybrids and not a true breed) are very cold hardy and will do well in Wyoming winters. The very first breed that I ever had were Brahmas (about 50 years ago), and they were gentle giants. I've raised Black Australorps, Buff Orpingtons, and Easter Eggers for years and still have some of each in my flock. Black Australorps are my favorite standard breed. They are extremely hardy in both cold and heat, are calm and gentle (my children, and now my granddaughter, made lap pets of both the Australorps and the Orpingtons), and they are the best layers of the standard, brown egg laying breeds, laying well even in the winter. Our EEs are my granddaughter's (pictured in my avatar) favorites. She loves their colored eggs. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Whatever breeds you end up getting, good luck with your flock.
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to the flock
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
  6. familyfarm1

    familyfarm1 Crowing

    Jun 9, 2013
    Northern Virginia
  7. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

    Jul 24, 2013
    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    Your ideas so far are good! Light Brahmas, Ameraucanas, and Australorps are all cold weather hardy and usually pretty good layers.
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Bird is the Word

    Mar 21, 2011
    New Mexico, USA
    My Coop
    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    You have picked some very hardy, docile, friendly breeds! I am a huge fan of the Australorps! My girls are very affectionate, fun loving and are very winter hardy. I think you will do well with these breeds.

    Great to have you aboard and welcome to our flock!
  9. ChickyChickens

    ChickyChickens Chickening Around

    May 24, 2014
    BYC? Epic <3
    My Coop
    Okay. the other members have helped you already[​IMG] BUT here is a greeting from me!!

    Welcome to BYC!!! The members here are great and so are their chickens[​IMG]!!! This is the BEST CHICKEN KEEPING FORUM ON EARTH!!!!

    Hope you have fun and if you need anything we are here to help!!


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