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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickman70, Mar 25, 2014.

  1. Natibrati1

    Natibrati1 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a bantam cochin and im 10 years old and I hold him all the time and hill put his head on your shoulder its cute
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Hi, Randy, welcome to BYC.
     
  3. Natibrati1

    Natibrati1 Out Of The Brooder

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    hi im a lovely cochin[​IMG]
     
  4. chickman70

    chickman70 Out Of The Brooder

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    Here are my new chicks!! The kids love em all ready... I'll post more later!
     
  5. Hi,
    Where in NWIndiana are you? Trying to find more local chicken enthusiasts.
    I have two Barred Rocks and two Buff Orpingtons that I raised from chicks, born May 12th.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I have both breeds and with kids, I'd go with the Barred Rock. The RIRs will slightly outlay them, but they are sometimes aggressive (especially the roosters). I have had a couple of aggressive Barred Rocks in 50 years of raising chickens, but they are normally a very docile breed, and those two were definitely the exception, not the rule. Some other breeds you might want to consider that are extremely friendly and gentle (my children and granddaughter made lap pets out of them), and very good layers too are Black Australorps (excellent layers), Buff Orpingtons, Cochins, Sussex, and Brahmas.
     
  7. chickman70

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    Hi, I'm in crown point. So far things are going well with my 2. Now I want more next spring. I built a cheap pallet/ wire coup for now and the girls
    Are loving it. I hope to get eggs in the next month or so... I'm currently working on Winterizing and heating the coup for winter, were gonna get another bad winter from what I'm hearing so I'm trying to prepare for the worst.
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you. If you have any questions, feel free to ask!
     
  10. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     

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