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New member from west arkansas

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by viki, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. viki

    viki New Egg

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    I just joined. No chickens yet but my mother had chickens and chicks when I was 7 and 8. What type would be best for eggs (I am not going to kill them, they will be sort of pets) with my hot summers 110, and cold winters that go to 18 or sometimes lower at night. The summers are long but the winter cold does not last long, lots of rain in the winter.
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, viki, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here! The "best" breed is a tough question - you will get lots of different answers as people's opinions vary greatly. For sheer numbers of eggs it might be hard to beat the leghorn. Some people don't care for them as much - they tend to be flighty and nervous. Some of the high productivity brown egg layers are the Black and Red Stars. A good place to learn about and compare breeds is here

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/category/chicken-breeds

    Good luck to you and your future chickens!!
     
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  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  4. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] X2 Redsoxs suggestions.
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Quote: [​IMG] Glad that you have joined. Good luck at picking breeds that will suit your needs.
     
  7. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Basque chickens (Euskal Oiloa) are emerging as a breed that is not only hardy in cold weather, but are very resistant to heat stress and do well in hot climates. They are also good layers of large brown eggs, and very personable in addition.
     
  8. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined us. Good luck finding your perfect breed :)
     
  9. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Welcome fellow Arkie! There are a couple of Arkansas specific threads here. You can do a search and look for Arkansas Folks Speak up, and Arkansas Chicken and Egg swap. I would give you a link, but I haven't figured out how to do that yet. We look forward to seeing you around.
     
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    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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