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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chicken gal, Mar 5, 2013.

  1. chicken gal

    chicken gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    I am thinking of getting another chick. What one should I get? I already have 6. I want one unique. But not a naked neck or anything like that. I want one that is good with cold weather. And not one to jumpy. Just a calm one good with children. But not like there is any difference. I am thinking of getting a Silkie but I don't think it is the best one for me. I have kind of want a Wyandotte. But they have feathers on their feet and I don't want it to get dirty. But I have been thinking about a buff orphington (I am not sure it is spelled correctly) but I am not really sure. Thanks!!!!!
     
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  2. Hillschicks

    Hillschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Perhaps a frizzle? Ameracuana are nice... Bantam or standard size? Im a big fan of barred rock... How old are the other chicks? Adding one by itself could lead to pecking and being treated poorly by the others.. Something to consider
     
  3. chicken gal

    chicken gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well my chickens are about 9 months old. I love barred rocks. I have one. To me frizzles look like they are all messed up. And I have an Aracuna. I don't know how to spell it.[​IMG]
     
  4. Kay1993

    Kay1993 Out Of The Brooder

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    How 'bout a Marans?
     
  5. ocap

    ocap Overrun With Chickens

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    if you are buying at a store like tractor Supply buy the smallest one in the box, they need love too[​IMG]
     
  6. chicken gal

    chicken gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe
     
  7. Szolkir

    Szolkir New Egg

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    I have found that my Silver-Laced Wyandottes are friendly, calm and good with cold weather (given shelter of course, but you get my meaning), we've had a few sub zero temp night here in Northern MI.
     
  8. Hillschicks

    Hillschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Had some of those in michigan thumb as well... If your cold climate the only thing i would consider is comb size... Big floppy combs are awesome and there are ways to protect from frost bite but its easier to just avoid it and get a nice rose comb or something... Especially if they are pets cuz frostbite makes you feel real bad for them
     
  9. Szolkir

    Szolkir New Egg

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    Can't you use vaseline to help protect against frostbite? I thought it was something like that but I'm not sure.
     
  10. ocap

    ocap Overrun With Chickens

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    try it and see if your hand feels warm after you apply vaseline, my rooster got frostbite when the temperature got down to minus 5F. I am skeptical.
     

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