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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by davidson88, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. davidson88

    davidson88 New Egg

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    Hello, I got my first coop yesterday and we are excited to get started. We are located in central Georgia and are a large family with 4 children ranging from teenage to toddler, they cant wait to see what is next. We have been looking at different breeds of layers with docile temperament. Not really sure which way to go from there.
     
  2. calforde

    calforde New Egg

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    I have had australorps over the years, they are very friendly and are great layers.

    Right know we have a buff Orpington. She is the friendliest chicken I have ever had.
     
  3. davidson88

    davidson88 New Egg

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    our local hatchery has black star, red star, and cinnamon queens but I'm leaning more to the rhode island rock
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  5. davidson88

    davidson88 New Egg

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    thank you very much
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    RIR's can be aggressive, towards other chickens. Black australorps are great layers and docile birds. White leghorns are very good layers but very skittish.
     
  7. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  8. davidson88

    davidson88 New Egg

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    Thank you guys for the info you have offered, we are still looking into some different breeds but I'm hoping we will narrow it down by the end of the week and get our flock started.
     
  9. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    :thumbsup
     

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