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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jim and Karen, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. Jim and Karen

    Jim and Karen New Egg

    Dec 27, 2015
    We have recently purchased a chicken coop and are interested in getting 2-3 laying hens.
    What kind should we get and do you have any advice for us?
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome Jim and Karen, very nice to meet you. Deciding on the right breed begins with determining your wants. Climate also is a factor. Most chickens tolerate cold much better than heat & humidity. I would suggest you start your chicken education at the Learning Center, and then "Raising Backyard Chickens forum."

    You may want to post on your state thread and ask what breeds do best in your climate. If your weather runs to extremes, there are different coop types to handle it.
  3. Simple-country

    Simple-country Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 6, 2015
    Read, read, read! Every chicken has their own personality traits. The more informed you are, the fewer surprises await you!
  4. CherriesBrood

    CherriesBrood Chicken Photographer

    Hello and [​IMG]
    We are glad you joined us!

    Well this decision kind of depends on your environment and what you want.
    If you want sweet and gentle birds you should go more for Buff Orpingtons, Light Brahmas, Buff Brahmas, Favorelles, and silkies.

    If you want a hardy breed you should go more for a lot of the popular breeds like, Barred rocks, Americanas, Maroons, Welsummer, Wayndottes, Rhode Island Reds, and Jersey giants.

    If you want ones for broodiness you should go more for Silkies, Buff orpingtons, I cant think of them all so youll have to look them up.

    There are also a ton of other breeds you can go for too other than my suggestions, I just cant think of them all right now. [​IMG]
    Hope this helps, do you need help with anything else?
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  6. 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.
  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC :frow
  8. N F C

    N F C got coffee? Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

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