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Looking for backyard hens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by hens4mama, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. hens4mama

    hens4mama New Egg

    Feb 13, 2016
    Warner Robins, Ga
    Hello Middle GA. Looking for backyard hens with feathers ready to lay. Interested in 4 hens for 4 kids!
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  3. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC. Good luck with your search. :)
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Raising chickens is a wonderful experience for children. With children involved, I would suggest getting one of the breeds that has a well deserved reputation for being calm and gentle (good lap pets) such as Australorps, Faverolles, Orpingtons, Sussex, Cochins, Silkies, or Brahmas. If high egg production is a priority, Australorps are the best layers on this list. I would avoid Rhode Island Reds which are sometimes aggressive (particularly hatchery quality RIRs) or Leghorns which are typically high strung and flighty (mine screamed bloody murder every time I handled them). Of course there can always be an exception with any breed. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  6. doc637

    doc637 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 20, 2016
    Welcome to BYC!

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