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new to chickens in western ky

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by sweet3, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. sweet3

    sweet3 New Egg

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    I live in Western KY and I am wanting to know what breed is best for beginners and our hot summers and cold winters?
     
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  2. Aphrael

    Aphrael Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] and the wondrous world or chicken keeping. I'm pretty new at this myself so I don't really know enough to recommend good starter breeds. I started with Australorps and Easter Eggers and I love them.

    (ETA) I do know that one major determining factor in what kind of breeds you'll want to get will be what you want them for and what kind of space you have to keep them in.
     
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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, sweet3, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here. What is your purpose with the chickens...pets? meat? eggs? I don't know that any one breed is a "beginner" breed. Below is a link to a chart that talks about various chicken attributes. So many great choices!!! Enjoy and have fun!

    http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html
     
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  4. The Chicken Boy

    The Chicken Boy Out Of The Brooder

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    First of, [​IMG] from NC! Great to have you here! If you would, visit this page: https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/category/chicken-breeds
    and while you're there, scroll down a little bit until you see little check boxes. When you see those, check off what applies to you. Remember, you do not have to check them all off, just the ones that apply to YOU! Feel free to PM me anytime with any questions you may have! Thanks!
     
  5. TwoCrows

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

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    [​IMG] from New Mexico!

    My first chickens were Black Australorps, being that everybody said how docile and friendly they were. Boy were they right! They follow you around like drooling puppies, lap sit, are great layers, and are very cold hardy chickens. They also tolerate the heat quite well if given a lot of shade, being that they are all black. :)
     
  6. sweet3

    sweet3 New Egg

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    Thank you all for your replies. I want to have my chickens for the eggs. I will check out the breeds page on here. I am so excited to get my own flock and trying to gather as much info and this site is great :)
     
  7. The Chicken Boy

    The Chicken Boy Out Of The Brooder

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    Glad yo enjoy!
     
  8. thasista

    thasista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi from Hancock County, Kentucky![​IMG]
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  9. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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