New to BYC

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by danib, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. danib

    danib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I'm new to BYC. I have looking into raising chickens for a couple of years, and am looking for a breeder in the area of Essex county in Massachusetts. I am thining of getting 3 chickens (possibly just starting out with one next spring) that are good layers of brown eggs. I have children and neighbors, so I'd like them to be calm. I also want to make sure I find a vet for them should any problems arise. Any suggestions/ tips would be appreciated. Thanks :) [​IMG]
     
  2. cluckcluckgirl

    cluckcluckgirl Queen of the Coop Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Easter Eggers are very calm and friendly. You can tell if they're Easter Eggers as chicks because they will have a chipmunk pattern on them. Your kids may enjoy looking for green and blue eggs because EEs lay green and blue eggs (hence the name).
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, danib, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here! You will get lots of suggestions from people regarding calm breeds that lay brown eggs. My two cents...I really like Red Stars and Black Stars for both their calm temperament as well as egg production. One bit of advice...you mentioned maybe just starting with one chicken. Chickens are very social and don't do well as loners so you might consider starting out with at least a pair of birds. Good luck to you!
     
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  4. danib

    danib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was actually looking at Red Stars! It's hard to pick one because one person says a breed is quiet and friendly, then another person disagrees. I hadn't thought of them needing a friend. I definitely won't buy just one, then. I was just nervous because I've never done it before. But that definitely makes sense. Thank you :)
     
  5. danib

    danib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking more of a brown egg, because my family may get spooked by a blue egg. Lol But thank you I appreciate your suggestion :)
     
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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  8. RulerOfTheSkies

    RulerOfTheSkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok here it comes

    WELCOME TO BYC!
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  9. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    :frow & :welcome from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  10. danib

    danib Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ty for the warm welcome! [​IMG]
     

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