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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sara Monty, Nov 3, 2014.

  1. Sara Monty

    Sara Monty Out Of The Brooder

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    This is my first time raising chickens. I am getting (2)Cochin Silkie cross & (2) Mottled De'uccle next week! I am waiting for them to hatch now and I can barely stand it!!! I'm so excited!! Are both breeds pretty good layers? :D Any advice would much appreciated! #newchickenmom
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    Being bantam breeds, those two breeds tend to not be great layers. But, they'll still lay some eggs and often go broody to hatch them. For more information on them, I suggest reading reviews on them at the Breeds section: Chicken Breeds Also check out the Learning Center, for information on caring for them:Learning Center Articles

    Good luck with them! I hope they all hatch well.
     
  3. Sara Monty

    Sara Monty Out Of The Brooder

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    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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  5. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    My name is Sarah too!

    Those breeds are not especially good layers. But they are friendly and broody.

    Good luck!
     
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  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. None of the breeds in your crosses are good layers, but Cochins and Silkies are excellent brooders and mothers and all of the breeds in your crosses are docile and friendly birds. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Silkies are also kid favorites, if you have any. And adult favs too , if you don't. Glad you joined the flock.
     
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  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
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  9. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Welcome from central Georgia! So glad you joined us.
     
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  10. TwoCrows

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

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    You do sound egg-cited!! Good luck with your new flock and welcome to ours!
     
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