New chicken owners!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TBHacienda, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. TBHacienda

    TBHacienda New Egg

    Dec 16, 2016
    We are moving to a farm and are planning to own chickens for pets and egg laying only. We are at the research phase right now. We have a 5 yo son and a 7 yo daughter. We're not so concerned about egg laying as much as we are about friendliness. What breed do you all recommend? what breeder do you recommend?
    Thank you!
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! I'm sure all your family will really enjoy your new chicken adventures. It really is a hobby the whole family can enjoy. As for breeds there are many that are very friendly and enjoy the attention. Raising them from chicks is also a good way to friendly birds I have found. Our breed section is good place to check out ~

    Wishing you the very best of luck and enjoy your time here on BYC :frow
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  3. N F C

    N F C More coffee please! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    In addition to the link Yorkshire coop has given you, this is a site I used a lot when researching breeds:

    Just keep in mind that characteristics are generalities...each bird has it's own personality and may or may not fit the breed characteristics.

    Have fun gearing up for a flock of you own!
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  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under TBHacienda [​IMG] Welcome!

    How exciting for you and your family; I am sure your children will enjoy and benefit from the chicken parent experience.

    I have bantams who are definitely not known for their egg laying abilities and spend more time being broody than actually laying eggs. However, my Pekins [bantam Cochins] are the cutest, sweetest little gals and each have their own chickenality.

    I hope you enjoy BYC. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
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  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice and links already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    So glad you joined us at Backyard chickens [​IMG]
  7. Flock Master64

    Flock Master64 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2016
    Surrounded by the Amish
    Hello welcome to Backyard Chickens. One breed that I have that's really friendly is my Buff Brahma.
  8. BlueBaby

    BlueBaby Overrun With Chickens

    Hello, and welcome to BYC!
  9. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 16, 2015
    Republic of Ireland
    I am glad you joined the flock!
    You have some good links already so I
    Decided to just say hello!
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2016
  10. FenwayFieldFarm

    FenwayFieldFarm Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 2, 2016
    Loudoun County, VA
    Hello and welcome to BYC.

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