Newbie from Jupiter, Fl

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by abrown1088, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. abrown1088

    abrown1088 New Egg

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    Hello Everyone!
    My husband and I just bought a new house with some land and we have always talked about having chickens, and now the time has come. I haven't yet purchased my chicks because I haven't decided what breed I want. Any suggestions? Is there a breed that is more friendly than other breeds? We have a 7 year old daughter who loves chickens and loves to carry them around so a more friendlier breed is a must. Also if anyone has any tips on how to train dogs to accept chickens please share :)
     
  2. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome....so glad you joined BYC

    Congrats on your land purchase!

    There are so many nice, friendly breeds of chickens. Thats going to be a tough decision for you :) There are such good qualities about each breed.

    Dont have any experience with dogs but someone here will surely be able to give you some pointers on that.

    Best of luck with your chick decision. Enjoy and please share your pics :)
     
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  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! Type in a searchin the BYC search bar for "dog and chickens" and be prepared to do a lot of reading and a whole lot of opinions. Good luck to you!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Silkies are a good, smallm docile breed and kids tend to love them but, they are not known to be good layers. They do tend to go "broody" (want to hatch eggs) often, and you could put any breed of fertile eggs under them at that time, and they will sit.

    Cochins and Buff Orpingtons are other choices.
     
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    ps there are several silkie threads on BYC, put The Silkie Thread, in the search box and you should find them.
     
  7. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the site! There are a lot of great breeds out there, I personally love my barred rocks!
     
  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  9. abrown1088

    abrown1088 New Egg

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    Thank you for everybody's input! I have made my decision and I am going with Buff Orphingtons and Silkies. Now to just find some babies for sale! If anybody can help that would be great!
     
  10. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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