New Chicken mama

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Blakes chicks, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. Blakes chicks

    Blakes chicks New Egg

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    Hello,
    I am all new to the world of chickens. I am looking to start with just 3 layers and a rooster. I kind of like the look of the Silkies but I am not sure. Any recommendations on breeds, and how to get started would be great.
     
  2. chickenboy190

    chickenboy190 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome! Glad you joined BYC! :~D
     
  3. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC! Check out the BYC Learning Center for a lot of good articles on chickens in general and the Breeds section for reviews on a bunch of different breeds, and the Breeds, Genetic, Showing board for threads on different breeds. https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/14/breeds-genetics-showing. What are you wanting to get chickens for, pets, eggs etc? Silkies are great pets and make good broodies but don't lay a whole lot. A good website that compares quite a few popular breeds is Hendersons chicken breed chart. http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html#j Feathersite is another good site with a lot of pictures if you want to get an idea of what a lot of breeds look like quick. http://feathersite.com/Poultry/BRKPoultryPage.html#Chickens
     
  4. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Welcome and enjoy!
    Steve. :frow
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Kelsi gave you great advice so I will just say [​IMG]
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    X 3 on Kelsi's advice. Welcome to BYC.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] Happy you joined us!
     
  8. sumatra lover

    sumatra lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sex links are great egg layers! I didn't have a very good experience with Rhode Island reds, the hens got very mean with the other ones but they are known as very good egg layers! Good luck!:)
     
  9. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hi and :welcome


    I agree with this, I've had sex links for years and they produce fantastic eggs.

    Good luck! :D
     
  10. sumatra lover

    sumatra lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wonderful for pickled eggs and baking! Sea brite eggs are definatly wonderful to bake with. Most of my chickens free roam during the day and the amount of bugs they eat up make their yolks rich and wonderful!
     

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