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  1. IsaacK

    IsaacK Out Of The Brooder

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    Was on here years ago, but can't remember my old email or login information. Finally got back into chickens for my 2 year old autistic son. They have been great therapy for him. Currently we have Easter Eggers, Barred Rock, Rhode Island Red, and a couple mystery breeds. Thought I would check with folks here to see what everyone's thoughts were on my sons chickens' breeds, and also research a few new breeds.
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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  3. silkiecuddles

    silkiecuddles FortheLoveofSilkies

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    :frow Hi, and welcome to BYC!!

    Here is a link to a thread by @Calebs Chicks. She has an autistic son as well, and has gotten chicks for him. You can send her a private message if you want to get in touch with her. She's super nice :)


    Also, you should definitely check out the link Yorkshire provided.

    Best of luck to you and your son!!
     
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  4. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Hi and [​IMG] Thanks for joining us!
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens, some of the docile breeds are Cochin, Buff Orpington, silkies.
     
  7. IsaacK

    IsaacK Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you all for the welcome. I have had many, many, chickens in the past and am delighted my son enjoys them as well in spite of his struggles. We have a little mixed starter flock for now, mostly so he could raise the chicks, but most will be leaving for their new homes soon as was planned. I am still not sure if we will be keeping full sized or bantams for the long haul. In any case, the goal will be a small number of birds that are easily discernible from each other. I am having some difficulty locating the breeds I really want though, and may have to look into ordering hatching eggs for them. The hatchery chicks were a great start, but I hope to get him into chicken shows as he gets older so I know I have some work to do before that day arrives. :) Thank you all again. -K
     

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