New to chickening

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by frehntrain, Oct 3, 2016.

  1. frehntrain

    frehntrain New Egg

    1
    0
    7
    Oct 3, 2016
    Hi everyone! I'm a total noob to chickens and want around 10-12 of them. I have one right now and she has yet to lay an egg. Can some people help me on where I should get my chicks and what type I should get get if I want a lot of eggs. :)
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    84,727
    14,582
    816
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    It would help if you gave some clue to the area of your residence. No city names are necessary but, if you live in a warm/hot area you wouldn't search for breeds that have high tolerance for cold etc. They are lots of high production(egg).

    How old is your present chicken? Maybe she hasn't reached laying age. The Learning Center above can provide answers to most of your questions.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

    31,009
    22,246
    736
    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
  4. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC! It's great to have you.
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

    25,645
    1,869
    463
    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Howdy from Kansas and :welcome. Happy you joined our flock. Lots of great breeds that are excellent layers...leghorns produce lots of white eggs. Breeds like Rhode Island Reds, Black Australorps, and the sex-links are great layers of brown eggs. So many choices it's hard to go wrong! Best of luck in your search! :)
     
  6. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

    5,513
    1,394
    306
    Apr 24, 2016
    Virginia
    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard chickens! I personally fell for Wyandottes, they are pretty good layers, cold hardy, and beautiful! But you really can not go wrong, so enjoy BYC!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    84,499
    3,821
    646
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. ninjawesome

    ninjawesome Currently being awesome Premium Member

    501
    57
    121
    Jun 4, 2015
    Wild, Wild West
    Hi and [​IMG]! We are glad you joined the flock! :)
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by