Looking to have chickens as pets

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by asqueroso, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. asqueroso

    asqueroso New Egg

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    Hi all,
    I'm going to get a couple of chickens as pets for my 3yo daughter.
    Can anyone steer me towards inexpensive chicken coops for a small back yard?
    I see some on eBay, but they run around $150.00.
    Any info would be great.
    Also, eggs from the chickens would be a bonus.
    Any suggestions to the breed of chicken that will satisfy both needs?
     
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    dawg53 Humble

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  4. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    As far as breeds go, Buff Orpingtons or Plymouth Rocks or Black Australorps are all good breeds. They are gentle and have excellent productive lives. Good luck!
     
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    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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  10. The Red Rooster

    The Red Rooster Poultry Observer

    Buff Orpingtons are really good for kids. They are gentle, friendly, and GREAT egg layers! The picture below has a Buff Orpington on it.

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