New ...and with question.....

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by wooody_1, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. wooody_1

    wooody_1 Hatching

    Sep 3, 2010
    Good Morning from Indiana...
    I am new to BYC and also very new to raising chickens. This started with my daughter wanting to show chickens in 4H next year... the coop was easy. And its done... Now I am in a pickle on the right birds to show. But would also like to benefit from this also ( fresh eggs...yum) my daughter is all for it, so I had her look and we also visited local people with chickens... she really likes the Barred Rock, White Rock and Black ast.... Any suggestion...any help on deciding..... I know we want a friendly breed, and if we buy pullets now will they be ready for fair time.....

  2. bella1210

    bella1210 Songster

    Jul 10, 2010
    [​IMG] from ct
  3. CrazyBirdLady21

    CrazyBirdLady21 In the Brooder

    Sep 5, 2010
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from NC! Your daughter has some good options! I would personally suggest Barred Rocks, very pretty, docile, and rarely go broody. Have fun and good luck!
  4. TigerLilly

    TigerLilly I failed Chicken Math

    Jul 18, 2010
    Central Florida
    [​IMG] from Florida!
    I have barred rocks and buff orpingtons--partial to the buffs.
  5. Shaun

    Shaun Songster

    Sep 24, 2008
    SW Central Michigan
    [​IMG] from Michigan

    Oh, go for the Black A's - they lay well, overwinter well, and you can't beat those shiny black feathers that glow almost deep green in the sunshine.
  6. [​IMG]
    Welcome to BYC from The Pampered Pullets Farm in Central Florida
  7. wooody_1

    wooody_1 Hatching

    Sep 3, 2010
    Thanks for all the info , we have decided on Barred Rock and Black Aust... for starters.... my coop and run can manage up to 6..( didnt want to go to crazy, and you know how little girls change there we are going to pick up 2 Black aust. today.[​IMG] These are 13 wk old pullets. One of our local people say that the hens lay better with a rooster...?? I havent read anything to agree or disagree with this ...any experieces to collaborate this info?

  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    A rooster won't have any bearing on how well they lay.

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