Midwestern Future Chicken Keeper/Barrel Racer

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by PluckyClucker99, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. PluckyClucker99

    PluckyClucker99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Greetings from The Midwest! This spring I'm getting chickens, and need help deciding what breeds..... I know for sure I'm getting some Rhode Island Whites (if I can find them) and Plymouth Rocks for dual-purpose.... plus maybe one or two Silkies for ornamental (they're so cute!).... and I want to get a few more. Any suggestions for my region?
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    go to "where am I, where are you," in the social forum - you locate and post on your state thread.

    Someone near you may have breeds you are interested in.
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hi there, [​IMG]and welcome to BYC!

    I am a huge fan of the Orpington breeds...Buff Orpingtons and Black Australorps. They are great dual purpose birds for meat and eggs. They are very docile, affectionate and are very hardy over all. Mine are very friendly and follow me around like drooling puppies looking for attention and a soft lap to sit on. LOL

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    The midwest is quite a big area. I like Delawares as dual purpose birds, more so than RIR's.
     
  5. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  6. PluckyClucker99

    PluckyClucker99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The Delawares and Orpingtons.... are they susceptible to frostbite? Also, do you know if they free range well? (Over at least 5 acres......)
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  8. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

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