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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by jchny2000, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. Too Fast

    Too Fast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks you two! I like how this thread has a lot of helpful advice, even if we are not pros at backyard chickens.
     
  2. Too Fast

    Too Fast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would think that this time of year, after they are 4 weeks, they should be alright. I am no expert, but if they are in a coop they should be fine. Less then 4 weeks, probably not ok.
     
  3. Vigar49

    Vigar49 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the information, I was thinking Rhode Island Reds and orpingtons. Have you heard anything about them?
     
  4. Too Fast

    Too Fast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    White leghorns are laying machines also. 300 or so eggs/year.
     
  5. Vigar49

    Vigar49 Out Of The Brooder

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    Rhode Island Reds?
     
  6. racinchickins

    racinchickins Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For the second time, I have had CCL eggs in the incubator, and of 7 eggs I had one hatch. They develop until just before hatching, then don't make it. At least this time, I got a girl. [​IMG]
    So that leaves me with a single chick. Does anyone out there have any under 1 week old chicks? I need to find her at least one to hang with.
     
  7. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    I used to have 14 RIRs and I dont think I ever got less then 11 eggs a day when they started laying regulary. I dont really know much about Orps. I dont have any because I dont really like them. All the Buff orps I had bad attitudes so I go rid of them. I know there are a lotof people that love tham and say they have great temperments, they just arent the breed for me. I dont know how well they lay, I didnt keep any long enough to find out, once agin not saying they are a bad breed I just dont care for them.
     
  8. CCCCCCCCHICKENS

    CCCCCCCCHICKENS Overrun With Chickens

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    O and another thing about RIRs, just something to keep in mind. The ones with rose combs dont get as frost bite as easy as the single combs do.
     
  9. danand

    danand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Vigar- welcome. My RIR lays almost daily. As do my Easter eggers. I do have Buff orps and mine have been friendly and good layers. I also have a white leghorn, she was the first to lay from babies purchased this spring, she flighty but is now laying daily. I also have Banty RIR and they lay good too. Do you want to do large fowl or Bantys? Lots of info on BYC and I also have the " pickin chicken " app, which is fun to compare with.
     
  10. MillerBirds

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    Welcome!! I have both RIRs and Orpingtons. By far my opingtons are the greatest pets. We can pick them up and carry them all around the yard. The RIRs are also social...maybe a little more bossy to my other birds, but like to 'talk' and follow us around.
    My orpingtons consistently lay every other day. My RIRs are about every 3rd day. Now I got them all at a year+ so I cannot tell you about their early days.
    We are out with our birds every day. Talk to them. Give them treats. Watch them.

    So a lot of their personality may have just developed from us as well. :)
     
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