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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HeatherPriser, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. HeatherPriser

    HeatherPriser New Egg

    Jan 11, 2017
    Claypool, Indiana
    Hi! My name is Heather Priser. Im 31 and have been married for five years. I also have three amazing children. Ages 11, 4, and 2. Ive never raised anything besides cats and dogs. My husband and i just moved out to the country and have a huge yard. It comes with a pool barn and a chicken coop. Ive always loved animals and wanted to have a mini farm. I cant decide whether chickens or geese will be a better fit for my family. obvioulsy, id want an animal that wont attack my children, or make them sick. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thank you and God Bless!
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Welcome to BYC, and congratulations on your new home. What do you 'want' from your poultry ? That will help with your decision on species.
  3. HeatherPriser

    HeatherPriser New Egg

    Jan 11, 2017
    Claypool, Indiana
    i would like them as pets.
  4. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

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

    I have only owned chickens as pets and not geese so I am sorry that I can not give you any advice as to which are better pets, if either.

    I can say that my chickens are wonderful pets and we so very much enjoy having them.

    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]
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  5. HeatherPriser

    HeatherPriser New Egg

    Jan 11, 2017
    Claypool, Indiana
    I decided on chickens! The buff Orpington. I'm putting my order in at cackle hatchery tomorrow!!!
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Buff orps are a very nice breed - I think geese would go after you and your children - they are very territorial and protective.
  7. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013

    I like chickens but they seem to be a poultry gateway...start with chickens, move on to ducks, move on to geese, maybe try some quail... Next thing you know, you have everything, lol. And that's not a bad thing.

    Thanks for joining us!
  8. yellowbee0110

    yellowbee0110 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 4, 2016
    North Carolina, USA
    Yay to all of that, HeatherPriser! I'm a relatively new country bumpkin myself! Welcome!!!!
  9. slkyldy4evr

    slkyldy4evr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 29, 2016
    I'm sure the kids would love silkies
    They are so fluffy and sweet and just the most adorable things ever. And they're tiny
  10. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, Heather, and :welcome! Great to have you here. I'm of the opinion that of all the poultry types, chickens are the easiest to start with. The water demands of ducks and geese are huge and if you don't have have a pond.... but chickens, particularly since you already have a coop, take just a few minutes a day to manage and if you select a laying breed, will reward you with yummy eggs. Just my opinion. Best of luck in whatever you decide. :)

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