new chicken owner with questions!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by jeepgirl13, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. jeepgirl13

    jeepgirl13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone! I've been using this site for a long time to learn about my 11 girls. No clue what breeds, they were a gift. And the best ones at that! They are my first chickens, and they were given to me as little fluffy babies. My question is can anyone give me some ideas on what breeds can add some color to my flock? I've got 6 golden colored hens and 5 that look like RIRs but I'm not sure. :) links to hatcheries that will allow small orders, 10 or less, would be great too! Thank you to everyone and the endless well of great information you have contributed to here! Oh Ya, I'm in Arizona btw. I've noticed location has a lot to do with shipping from hatcheries. I'm looking forward to all your input!
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]you could post your questions on the Arizona (check out "Where am I, Where are you." forum to find it. You may find someone in your area and not have to have chicks shipped. There are also feed stores that sell chicks, you could pick out yourself. Did you mean you wanted more color in your flock as in "eye candy," or did you mean you want breeds that produce colored eggs?
     
  3. jeepgirl13

    jeepgirl13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eye candy is a good way of putting it! :D thanks for the tip about the Arizona forum. I'm new and still learning to navigate. I
     
  4. jeepgirl13

    jeepgirl13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been to my local feed stores and they don't have any really colorful breeds. Usually RIRs and white Leghorns.
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  6. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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

    There is also a section in the Forum on Hatcheries, look in the Chicken Breeds section
     
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  8. Megan Amber

    Megan Amber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We introduced Silkie/cochins to our flock and have ended up with some really gorgeous and colorful chickens. White,brown,red,gray,blue,all mostly came from the rooster that is my profile pic. Granted the hens are a mixed breed bantam but this many colors didnt come through till him!
     
  9. jeepgirl13

    jeepgirl13 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I'm glad to be here! I look forward to learning from everyone here!
     
  10. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, jeepgirl13, and [​IMG]!! Great to have you with us! Good luck to you and your birds!!
     

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