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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by littledoe72, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. littledoe72

    littledoe72 New Egg

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    Hi there! I've had several breeds of chickens for the past 4 years. Really love my Buff Rocks. Gentle disposition and good egg layers. In need of more chickens and I am looking at the Buff Orpington's. I want and excellent layers with good dispositions and meat yield. I would also like a rooster with a good disposition. I had to get rid of my last rooster. He got pretty mean and I just don't have the temperament to put up with mean critters. I want to be safe and comfortable around my animals and the safety of my animal sitters is paramount also.
    I'm open to suggestions for other chicken breeds that fit my requirements if you have any.
    Thanks!
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens. I have never had them but, am told Black Australorps (bred down from orpingtons) are very good layers, very hardy and a dual purpose breed.
     
  3. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined the flock! As Drumstick Diva said Black Australorps are an amazing breed and descendants of Orpingtons. I own 25 of them. I would say out of the 13 years I've raised chickens Black Australorp is my favorite. They are very docile, including the roosters. My Black Australorp roosters have been some of the calmest and friendliest. Roosters get really big and hens lay very well. You can make some good meat birds out of the hens when they finish laying. If you're looking for some Orpingtons or any other breed type your state in the search bar below the home page button. Or look in the buy, sell, trade area.
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  4. doc637

    doc637 Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to BYC!

    I am going to second or third what the others have said, Black Australorps are great birds to have. But, Orpingtons are great too.


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  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and [​IMG] - glad that you have joined us. I agree with you on the roo issue! Good luck and all the best with choosing your breed.

    CT
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Buff Orpingtons are a good choice as they are calm and gentle and good layers of brown eggs. Other breeds that are good layers and have a well deserved reputation for being calm and gentle include Australorps (excellent layers), Faverolles, Sussex, and Brahmas. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  8. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Whatever new breed of chicken you end up getting, I hope you enjoy the addition to your flock.

    Thanks for joining us!
     
  9. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     

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