new chicks

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Shane17, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. Shane17

    Shane17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Found out today my local TSS will be getting in chicks starting 2-27. This will be our first venture in raising chickens. I'm excited!
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Congrats, do you know what breeds you will be purchasing?
     
  3. Shane17

    Shane17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well no not right now. I was told they will have several breeds to choose from in the spring. I was also told they will order me any breed I want with a min. order of 6. I like the buff orpingtons, RIR's and white leghorns. Were really just getting them for pets the eggs will just be a added benefit! Any breed suggestions? thanks.
     
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  5. Shane17

    Shane17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you
     
  6. bakerjw

    bakerjw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I picked up some White Leghorns from our TSC this last spring as friends to a lone chick who hatched out. While they are extremely funny in their antics they are also the most spastic and flighty birds that I have. Even more so that my Silver Sebrights. But boy can they lay eggs.

    I also have red sex links that are prolific layers.

    My favorites though are my White Rocks. Very stocky and hardy. The hens are also good layers of brown eggs.
     
  7. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    How exciting! [​IMG]
     
  8. Shane17

    Shane17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    excuse me for my lack of knowledge on the subject but when you refer to a breed as "flighty" what do you mean??? thanks
     
  9. bakerjw

    bakerjw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Flighty - They like to fly. I had to put and extra 8 feet of deer netting around the run to keep them in and some still manage to make it out.

    They're also very spastic. They're the first to run around screaming "The sky is falling" when I go out and drop a feed bag in the run.
     
  10. Shane17

    Shane17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you. ill keep this in mind.
     

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