New Here and to Chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by yndotte, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. yndotte

    yndotte New Egg

    Jan 4, 2011
    Hi! As you can see from the title I am completely new to chickens, although I have been wanting to get some ever since a few years ago. I'm very excited that I am finally able to get them this year!

    Currently I have no chickens. But I already have a list of the breeds I'm going to order. Here it is if anyone is interested:

    2 Black Giants

    2 Barred Rocks

    2 Light Brahmas or Buff Rocks (Which one would you choose...?)

    2 Black Austrolorps

    2 Silver Laced Wyandottes (my username....)

    It's the best I can do to squeeze all the variety I can into an order of ten hens, without getting only one of each breed (although I have tempted to do that [​IMG]).

    I am planning on buying hatching eggs... and hoping for the best!

    I can't wait 'till I get chickens!!
  2. MSDeb

    MSDeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome and good luck!
  3. Muscovies

    Muscovies Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] from North Carolina
  4. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 3, 2007
    Oberlin, OH
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. You have a great list going. [​IMG]
  5. yndotte

    yndotte New Egg

    Jan 4, 2011
    Thank you all very much! I still do need an opinion on my list, though. Which do you think is better: Light Brahmas or Buff Rocks? It's too hard to decide for me. I like the Buff Rocks for their color, but I also like the Brahmas because of how big, quiet, and fluffy-looking they are (I like fluffy chickens!). Which do you think you would choose?
  6. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
    [​IMG] from Georgia
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Welcome to BYC.
  8. stilldeb

    stilldeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2010
    NW Kentucky
    I have three buff Brahmas (although all my chickens are bantams) and they are big fat fluffy girls! They have a roo in with them that is twice their age (a black Cochin frizzle) and they are all bigger than him. They are in my "fluffy footed pen" with the silkies, frizzles, and d'Uccles.
  9. yndotte

    yndotte New Egg

    Jan 4, 2011
    Oh... A Buff Brahma would be great! Both Golden colored and Fluffy! But wait... don't they only come in bantam size? Are their any standard-size Buff Brahmas?
  10. yndotte

    yndotte New Egg

    Jan 4, 2011
    Oh oops i missed the part that says all your chickens are bantams [​IMG] .

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