Interested in chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by B_Byrd7, May 24, 2019.

  1. B_Byrd7

    B_Byrd7 Hatching

    May 24, 2019
    Hello everyone, my name is Bobby and I'm new here. Ive grown up around chickens and poultry birds of all sorts as a child. Never owning any personally. I'm now 31 and looking into raising meat chickens and good egg layers. I currently have 16 bobwhite quail with around 120 eggs in the incubator currently. I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions for beginners meat and egg laying chickens. Which breeds would be a good start for me. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  2. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC.
    :yesss: We are glad you joined this flock!
    Jump right in and make yourself at home.

    Cornish X are the way to go for meat birds.
    Australorps are great layers.

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  3. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Cyprinus carpio

    Aug 17, 2016
    Salt Lake City, UT
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! We're glad you decided to join our wonderful community! :welcome
  4. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Enabler

    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! As far as breed's that would be best for you, it would help to know what general area that you live in. Some breed's do better in hot places, while some do better in colder area's.
  5. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello, Bobby, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    Selecting egg layers based on your climate is important. You can update your profile with that general information so it is always there when you start a thread or post replies.
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens Bobby, it's very nice to meet you. :frow
  7. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy :frow and Welcome to Backyard Chickens.

    Happy :ya to have you here with us. Enjoy your time here at BYC!

    Thanks for joining our community! :celebrate
  8. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Enabler

    Aug 5, 2009
    Middleton, WI
    My Coop
    Welcome :welcome
  9. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

    Jun 26, 2014
    Corning, NY
    Welcome to our FUNomenal community! :celebrate Best wishes and have lots of fun! :wee
  10. Like already stated, your location in the world makes a difference on what types of chickesns will work best for you.
    Generally though , leghorn breeds are the best egg producers. And cornish the best meet birds.
    If you are saying you want one breed to supply both of these needs. There are quite a few dual purpose breeds. None of which produce results as well as the first to choices above, but do your research on dual purpose and there are lots of choices.
    Welcome to the backyard!

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