Just starting with a few chics

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chic man 1968, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. chic man 1968

    chic man 1968 Just Hatched

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    Can any 1 send me a few chics that will be docile lay a good egg and easy to start with
     
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG] and Welcome to BYC!

    Where do you live? I would go to a thread for people in your area and ask around there, also I would check our the BUY~SELL~TRADE forum. Good luck with finding what you want!
     
  3. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kanas, chic man, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined us! There still may hatcheries that are offering chicks. Most shut down for the winter and resume in the new year. You can check out the availability of what hatcheries might still offer in this link: https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/16/chicken-breeders-hatcheries
    In terms of them being docile...That is more a function of how they are treated by their owner, however, certain classes of chickens seem to be a little more jittery than others. You might want to do some research in the Breeds forum here https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/category/chicken-breeds before you take the leap. Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC! [​IMG]
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Overrun With Chickens

    Hi, welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    You already got some good suggestions. [​IMG]

    I like Orpington a lot. But each bird no matter which breed will have their own personalities. Also I really like true Ameraucana, they seem so calm and confident out of the ones I have raised. I don't dislike Eater Eggers, but I find their laying to be sporadic and often (not always) flighty. The blue eggs are a bonus. My Barred Rock are usually top in the pecking order but fairly docile and consistent layers.

    I would suggest that you don't start with less than 3. And I also recommend getting different breeds so you can have a nice variety to look at and easily tell them apart. Plus it will make it easier to tell who laid that egg, which sometimes can clue you in if they are having health problems.

    I hope you enjoy BYC and chicken keeping as much as I do! [​IMG]
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard Chickens! I am so glad you joined us, I do hope you will make yourself at home here. Enjoy BYC! :frow
     
  9. RodNTN

    RodNTN Following Jesus

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    Hi and [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us! If your looking for chicks, I would definitely check out My Pet Chicken, http://www.mypetchicken.com/
    Even though they might not have much now, come New years you can get your order in for spring or sometime, they have a great selection of breeds. I ordered from them last year and I am planning on doing it again sometime.
    They also have this neat tool I personally love using: http://www.mypetchicken.com/chicken-breeds/which-breed-is-right-for-me.aspx
    I hope you enjoy your time on BYC, best wishes! [​IMG]
     
  10. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, and good luck in establishing your flock.
     

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