New HERE:) New to chickens and 1 timer to raising them.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Chribroo, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. Chribroo

    Chribroo Just Hatched

    Jan 28, 2017
    Living here in MICHIGAN. It still really cold an am waiting until it gets warmer to pick up the chicks.

    Looking to get opinions to what breed are best for 1 timers and for Children?

    I was thinking Speckled Sussex and Barred Rocks?

    eggs laying hens only no roosters

    Last edited: Jan 28, 2017
  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

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

    Only having 5 x pet bantams who spend more time broody than they do laying eggs, I am not able to provide any sound advice on good with children, egg laying hens. However, I am sure that other greeters will be able to help.

    I recommend a visit to the Learning Centre; lots of good tips there:

    and some great coop ideas here if you do not already have any:

    Finally, you might want to say hello on your local thread: ‘Find your State’s thread.

    Good luck!

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. 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]
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Chribroo, and [​IMG]! Great to have you in our flock! You ask a question that has a lot of answers depending upon who you ask. The two breeds you mentioned are indeed great birds but there are lots of others that are friendly and good egg layers....Rhode Island Reds, Delawares, Rocks, Red Stars, etc., etc. You might check out the Breeds Forum below and do a little research: For what it's worth, I'd stay away from the Mediterranean Class birds - leghorns and the like, as they are kind of flighty and skittish. Also, you might check out the Learning Center - it is packed with useful articles that cover the whole range of chicken keeping: Finally, if you'd like to chat with some of your poultry owning neighbors, find the MN thread in this link and say howdy:
    Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!! [​IMG]
  4. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    I've raised both breeds and liked them very much...hope you enjoy yours too!
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hello and welcome to BYC. Personally, I'd start out with a variety - you will quickly realise what breed suits you best.

  7. Chribroo

    Chribroo Just Hatched

    Jan 28, 2017
    Thanks great idea!
  8. henryraven86

    henryraven86 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 1, 2017
    I would personaly choose salmon faverolles they are very friendly and an excellent egg layer and setter.

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