Looking for the right chicken breed.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kennedykors, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. kennedykors

    kennedykors New Egg

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    I'm 18 years old and I had one chicken when I was 16 but unfortunately it died young.. I am now looking for another chicken but unfortunately I am not much of an expert. I want a friendly chicken who loves people and specifically one that doesn't lay eggs if that is possible. I have always found chickens to be good pets but I'm not looking have mine lay eggs. Also, one that is sort of low maintenance and fairly quiet. I know it's a lot to ask but my old chicken met all of those but unfortunately I do not know what breed it was. If you know any breeds like this please let me know! Thanks!
     
  2. heidisue

    heidisue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to byc :) you will want two chickens since they live in flocks. all chickens lay eggs, but there are some ornamental breeds that don't lay as much. Polish is one I can think of and in sure others will have some great ideas, do you have a picture of your old chicken?
     
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  3. bugglesmommy

    bugglesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    You could get an older hen, laying will slow down in most birds after a few years. Other than that, short of getting a rooster, you will get occasional eggs. Is there some particular reason why you don't want eggs? Also chickens are flock birds and I highly suggest getting 2 of them. I would never recommend a single chicken.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! I agree with the above posters, rather get more than one chicken, so it won't be lonely. An older hen or 2 would be a god choice for you, or 2 roosters that grew up together (as long as you don't introduce a hen they should get along fine, I used to know a lady that had 7 roosters, no hens, and they were quite happy together). Have a look around the Breeds and Reviews to give you ideas and also the Learning Center for more on chicken keeping. Enjoy!
     
  6. AK Baha

    AK Baha Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] I assume you are looking for a "housepet" chicken. I would recommend one of the bantam breeds Silkies or seramas. I also agree with the poster who suggested males so you don't have any eggs but, they will crow and maybe in your area you can't have that.
     
  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     

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