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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sparsons, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. Sparsons

    Sparsons New Egg

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    We haven't yet bought our chickens or even decided which kinds to yet. But we are a family of 6 with 4 children who are excited to get started but first we want to do as much research as possible to make the best choice . Like for one we live in NY so they would have to be ok for cold temps although we are very much animal lovers so we would like them to be able to join us indoors when the temps are too cold..
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  4. ChicknsRock

    ChicknsRock Overrun With Chickens

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    Thanks for joining and[​IMG]! x3 on TwoCrow's advice.
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    OR you could get a docile breed like silkies for housepets and have more rugged birds for layers that would live a regular chicken life. I make the distinction because if the birds are brought in when it's cold put back when it's warm - they will not be acclimated and will suffer more than a bird that is never in the home.

    There are several Silky threads if you want to learn about them, there is also a variety of silkie called Showgirls, very exotic looking - they would be good in the home or one of the tiniest breeds Seramas that were developed to be pets in Malaysia - they take confinement very well.
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
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