New to Chickens-Where to start?!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by andrewbruno, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. andrewbruno

    andrewbruno New Egg

    1
    0
    7
    Sep 6, 2013
    My name is Andrew and I'm 26 years old. I am new to chickens and I was hoping to find a nice quiet chicken good for both meat and eggs. My aunt raises Chickens in Brooklyn so I'll be speaking with her as well. I am in a quiet neighborhood (My first home) so ideally low-key is the way to go. I have a decent sized backyard and I would need to build a coop. My yard is relatively fenced in (4 foot fencing) but I would likely want to give them a moving coop that I can roll around the yard to let them eat bugs, as well as scrap food and supplements as well. Any suggestions for the Delaware area? Cold and Heat tolerant would be preferred since I'm sure my cat wouldn't like them inside. Thank you for your warm welcome!
     
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2013
  2. Webechickens

    Webechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    222
    13
    81
    Apr 1, 2013
    East Central Indiana
    Hello and welcome from east central Indiana. Would stay away from straight combs. The ones in my flock that are the least noisy are the Light Brahmas. Super sweet and friendly birds. Good luck to you!
     
  3. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,712
    83
    158
    Jul 22, 2013
    Barred rock, my favorite breed and the most quiet ones in my flock :) Welcome to the site!
     
  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

    12,406
    490
    338
    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

    84,499
    3,795
    646
    Jun 15, 2012
    Washington
    My Coop
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Conder

    Conder Out Of The Brooder

    33
    0
    22
    Aug 26, 2013
    Mount Juliet, Tennessee
    Orpingtons all the way
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    82,530
    10,313
    816
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by