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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Tksbutterfly, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. Tksbutterfly

    Tksbutterfly New Egg

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    Hi there. I have been I Teresa ed in having chickens. Just for use in my household. Still looking for ordinance for my city. I live in elk grove, CA. We during what the best first chickens are. My girls will want to hold them and love them as pets. Strict for egg usage. I am a stay at home mom of three. :)
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    The Orpingtons, such as Buff Orpingtons or the Black Australorps make great pets, especially for kids. These 2 are very docile and tolerant of being carried around. And they are quite affectionate too. My Black Australorps are huge lap babies and follow me around like drooling puppies just to sit on my lap. LOL

    You can check out our breeds section here on BYC to see what people are saying about the different breeds so you can get an idea on their tempermants...

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/category/chicken-breeds

    Great to have you aboard and enjoy BYC!
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  6. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC.
     
  7. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you onboard with us [​IMG]


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    These are Easter Egger pullets and are great with children
    and produce different collared egg's and easy all around
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  8. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you want kid-friendly chickens, I recommend Wyandottes. They are very docile and pretty, and are great layers if you want eggs. Wyandottes are quite hardy, too. Easter Eggers are also nice gentle birds, and cute because of their fluffy cheeks and green eggs.
     
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  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    welcome to the flock [​IMG]
     
  10. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Check out your state thread also for people in your area. https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/25/california-northern
    X3 on the BYC Breeds section for member reviews on a lot of breeds, and the Henderson chicken breed chart which compares a lot of popular breeds http://www.sagehenfarmlodi.com/chooks/chooks.html As suggested, Wyandottes, Australorps, Orpingtons, Delawares, Sussex, and the Easter Eggers for colored eggs, are all decent egg layers that tend to be good pets. Silkies and Cochins are probably the most popular chickens for children's pets, they are really friendly usually, but are not that good at egg laying and are broody.
     

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