new member in Maryland

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bstaley, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. bstaley

    bstaley New Egg

    Jan 6, 2009
    I am a new member located in maryland, on the eastern shore.
    I have already built the coup, and will be ordering the new chicks soon!
    Any suggestions for a nice, well tempered breed?
  2. EllyMae

    EllyMae Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome! [​IMG]
    There are so many great breeds...I'm sure you will get great guidance from the peeps here on BYC. I personally like the Barred ROcks and the Easter Eggers.
  3. sussexgal

    sussexgal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Welcome! You're gonna love it here [​IMG] Personally, I like the Orpingtons and Sussex.
  4. sara

    sara Title Needed Here

    Welcome to the group [​IMG]
  5. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

    Dec 25, 2007
    Chaparral, New Mexico
    Welcome from NM!
  6. Dandelion007

    Dandelion007 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 7, 2008
    Durant, OK

    Depends on what you want from your chickens. Are you wanting eggs, meat, companionship, pretty (ornamental)???

    Since you are located in Maryland, I would like to point out small combs would probably be better to endure the cold. One breed that I'm considering now is Buckeyes. They are a dual purpose (egg & meat) chicken that tolerate cold and hot well. They are also supposed to be very docile and not have cannibalistic tendencies. Also, the breed is the only one developed by a woman. They look much like a Rhode Island Red so they are not a bird that stands out from others.

    Tell us more about what you need from your chickens and the resources that will available to them...
  7. toddy111

    toddy111 Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] from England !!!!!!
  8. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY

    Buff Orpingtons and Easter Eggers
  9. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 5, 2007
    Hi fellow Marylander there are allot of us on here now. I would suggest Salmon Faverolles and Marans from Meyer Hatcher. If you are looking for really good layers get Barred Rock and Buff Orphs but Faverolles and Marans are beautiful and decent layers and are my favorites.

    Henry in Towson MD
  10. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007

    you will love it here [​IMG]

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