New to chickens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Nascarwc88, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. Nascarwc88

    Nascarwc88 Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 15, 2009
    Lexington, KY
    We live in an urban area, and are looking at getting the following chicks,

    Barred Plymouth Rock
    Cuckoo Maran
    Jersey Giant
    Buff Orpington
    Salmon Faverolle

    All pullets, was looking for some insight for these breeds. Would they do ok together, etc.

  2. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Medford, Oregon
    You have a great selection of chicks to raise together.

    My first chicks were Plymouth Barred Rock, Buffs, and RIR's. I have since added golden & silver laced wyandottes, light brown leghorns, black & red sex links, jersey giants, easter eggers.

    I want to add black copper marans for the darkest of eggs.

    Good luck with yours.
  3. GraceAK

    GraceAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 28, 2009
    Eagle River, AK
    Yeah, that looks like a good variety. I would add speckled sussex, but thats just me......
    You can raise any kind of regular chicks together, unless they are games, which can be aggressive. Maybe avoid tophats too (they could get picked on) but these seem all to be good, average breeds.
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    I've got 2 Barred Plymouth Rocks, and 1 Buff Orp. I love them both, especially, the Barred Rocks. [​IMG] They are both really nice birds, and the Barred Rocks are such characters too!
  6. little chirpers

    little chirpers Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 16, 2010
    Hi, Im new to this site and new to raising chickens!! One of my chicks has a crossed beack and I dont know if I should give her back or give her a chance I am getting mixed thoughts and dont know what to do. I know if I give her back she would shorly be killed but its getting worse and worse every week...would she suffer, from lack of food??!! [​IMG]

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