New to the chicken world!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by eswan, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. eswan

    eswan New Egg

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    I just joined today and am in the beginnings of researching chickens. We have not bought any yet but would like to soon. Looking for good egg layers and friendly chickens...what are the best? Plan on letting them out around the yard too. Any insight would be very much appreciated:)
     
  2. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would suggest looking into buff orpingtons, australorps, and wyandottes. All are very pretty, good egg layers, and friendly. There are so many to chose from!! some other good ones are sex links, barred rocks, Rhode island reds, and leghorns. The last one has a tendency to be flighty, but i still really like them, and they lay a lot of eggs :) good luck!!
     
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  3. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  4. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.

    I would suggest Wyandottes and Easter Eggers. My Wyandottes are very friendly, personable, and inquisitive. They are also very good egg layers and extremely cold hardy. My Easter Egger has been an excellent layer as well and is also sweet. Other good breeds include Orpingtons, Australorps, and Sussex.
     
  5. TwoCrows

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

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    I am a huge fan of the Orpington breeds....Buff Orpingtons and Black Australorps. Both of these are great layers and super friendly. Plymouth Barred Rocks are super layers as well. Wyandottes and Easter Eggers are also great on the laying and friendly birds as well. Any of these are a great breed to own.

    Good luck with which ever breed you choose and welcome to our flock!
     
  6. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]
    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    I love buff orpingtons! They are so sweet, lovable and affectionate! They are also great layers and cold hardy.
     
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    City Farmer gave you some good choices. Welcome to the Backyard chickens flock.
     

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