New Chicken Lover from NJ

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by NJbirdlover, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. NJbirdlover

    NJbirdlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone-love this site so far!
    We are in the process of building our coop and looking to get our chicks next month. We are going to start with 6-8 for now. I would like to have a mixed flock of friendly, good egg layers. Any breed suggestions would be welcomed!

    I will start taking some pic's of the coop.

    Lisa
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2009
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

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  3. wingnut1

    wingnut1 Crazy Bird Lady

    Hi NJbirdlover! I used to live in Red Bank any moons ago!

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    You'll find some interesting breed info here. As far as personal preferences - I love the orpingtons - just as sweet as can be and great egg layers! Wyandottes are very pretty and good layers. If you like eggs with different shell colors - look into ameracaunas (blue tinted eggs) and marans (dark brown) -
     
  4. SoJoChickens

    SoJoChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! My list would include Barred Rocks and Wyandottes.
     
  5. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    Welcome from another Lisa!

    I would suggest Orpingtons, EEs, Rocks, Australorps for friendly egg layers. Cochins are very friendly but not great layers. Rhode Island Reds are fanstastic layer but not that friendly.
     
  6. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buff Orpingtons, Easter-Eggers, Barred Rocks
     
  8. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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  9. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello [​IMG] and WELCOME to BYC from NC
     
  10. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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