New to the World of Chickens!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by bigdaddyjts1, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. bigdaddyjts1

    bigdaddyjts1 In the Brooder

    Nov 5, 2013
    We are from Locust Grove Georgia and are brand new to the Chicken world! We have a nice coop and will be constructing a run this weekend! Any suggestions for a good breed or type for just 2-3 laying hens to start with!
  2. chickyfuzz

    chickyfuzz Chirping

    Oct 6, 2013
    I suggest Sussex or Isa Brown I have a Sussex cross Isa Brown and she lays eggs about every day sometimes she skips a day but she usually lays every day.
  3. cypressdrake

    cypressdrake Songster

    Jul 4, 2012
    Thibodaux, Louisiana.
    I would go with Buff Orpingtons, or Plymouth Rocks, or sex links to start. These are all good layers. There is lots of good breeds. The best thing is to do your homework before you jump into any breed.

    Best wishes, Dan
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2013
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] There are so many different breeds to choose from and each have their own set of good and not-so-good characteristics. I'd suggest browsing through the Breeds section and see what's available and learn more about them. Remember you can keep more than one different breed together, so if you see 2 or 3 breeds you really like, you can get one of each. (Better make that run nice and big [​IMG])
  5. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Beware of chicken math. 2 or 3 = 15 to 20 Take my word for it, you will look back in a few years and say he was right. It's happened to most of here on BYC.
    So like Sumi said better build it nice and big.
    Welcome and enjoy!
    Steve, :frow
  6. All Henned Up

    All Henned Up Muffs or Tufts

    Oh yea, forgot.
    Buff Orpingtons are very friendly to humans, almost dog like following you around, white leghorns are the best layers, and silkies are yard ornaments and house pets but don't do well in rain or cold. There are many more good choices but that is a few of my favorites.
    Welcome and enjoy!
    Steve, :frow
  7. chickenboy190

    chickenboy190 Crowing

    May 31, 2013
    Welcome! Glad you joined BYC! ;~D
  8. petrel

    petrel Chats with Chickens

    Happy to have you with us!!

    Take this chicken math issue seriously. I set out to have eight and now have 13. When you are done with the breeds section, you will want 20 birds, I know I do.

    I'm helping a friend build a coop and run for 12 birds, but we are actually building it accommodate 30!
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2013
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
    Welcome to BYC!
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 Free Ranging Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome to BYC!

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