New chickens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Coco Rae, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Coco Rae

    Coco Rae Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, I'm new and I want to start raising chickens! I don't know what breed I'm going to get. I want a smaller breed that is friendly! I don't want to many eggs but I do want some! I'm getting 3 so I don't want them to be aggressive toward each other! Any suggestions?
     
  2. Chickie-chan

    Chickie-chan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a white leghorn, they are not bantams, but they are slimmer and smaller than an orpington, and she is the funnest one to watch in my yard! She wants to be everywhere at once but of course she can't so she's always moving from one chicken to the other! She is nice to everyone. They aren't super pretty birds but they do make up for it in personality! Mine has laid almost everyday since she started just this fall. Hope you have fun! [​IMG]
     
  3. Coco Rae

    Coco Rae Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I will do more research on this breed!
     
  4. Spikes Chooks

    Spikes Chooks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Silver Campine who is very pretty and very friendly. She jumps onto my lap whenever I take a moment sitting down in their run. They can fly well, so you'd want to bear that in mind. I am also happy with my Rhode Island Red, Australorp and Barnevelder (I got one of each) but these could not be described as a smaller breed. Sylvia the SC is only small one.
     
  5. Coco Rae

    Coco Rae Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you I will keep these fellas in mind!:D
     
  6. Coco Rae

    Coco Rae Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you have to bathe them?
    It seems that these beautiful white coats would need to be Bathed a lot?.
     
  7. Chickie-chan

    Chickie-chan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't bathed mine. Sometimes she will get dirt stuck or something, but after a few days it's gone.
     
  8. Coco Rae

    Coco Rae Out Of The Brooder

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    Cool, thanks!
     
  9. Chickie-chan

    Chickie-chan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're welcome!
     
  10. Coco Rae

    Coco Rae Out Of The Brooder

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    :D
     

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