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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by QuailQT, Oct 25, 2009.

  1. QuailQT

    QuailQT Songster

    Oct 23, 2009
    NW PA
    I love this website and came across it through Google when I was searching for bird pen suggestions-I think...I've been on here looking for quail info too. Everyone is so helpful! Love that about country lovin' folks!

    A little about me....
    I live in a farmhouse that has been in my family for 5 generations and was built 100 years before I was born. I have two children of my own and am engaged to a great country lovin' guy who also has two kids.

    I've always wanted some chickens and plan to get one very soon. I've had horses and goats (wouldn't mind getting another goat sometime). Right now we have two dogs, husky mix and a German Shorthair, 13 coturnix quail, 3 pigeons (my pair is laying on their first batch of two eggs), 2 cats and 2 rabbits. I originally got my quail cockbirds to train our pup with, but then decided to get some hens for eggs (taste so good and my little 5 year old neice (my QuailQT) eats them quicker than I can fry them up! She insists on scraping the coop floor for me and loves finding the eggs).

    I'm not sure what breed to get for my first hen (leaning towards a Buff Orpy), but would really like something that is very friendly, non-aggressive toward my other birds (they'll all be together in my outdoor shed), something not too big that will crush the quail eggs and good looking (though that's not a necessity as long as they have the other qualities that I need) Suggestions please?

    I love the country life and some of the activities that I really enjoy are outdoor photography, making quilt tops, fishing, hunting, working in the garden, worm farming, and taking care of my family and critters. I'm looking forward to making some new friends here and learning lots of new information!

  2. 5 spoiled hens

    5 spoiled hens In the Brooder

    Oct 25, 2009
    Hi Newbie - I am also a newbie and just joined today. I have 5 spoiled hens all different types. I would suggest a Golden Sexlink as it is my favorite and best layer. It lays really dark brown eggs almost everyday. I got all five hens the same day - April 4th and the golden sexlink started laying August 13 @ 3 1/2 months old and has been a very consistent layer. Not a big bird like its father the Rhode Island Red.
    Good Luck!
  3. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
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  4. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Songster

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
  5. hen-thusiast

    hen-thusiast Songster

    Apr 8, 2009
    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from UT! I'd agree with 5 Hens, our golden sex link is extremely friendly to us and the other chickens. By far and away the best layer we have and she isn't that big. Didn't know how polite a chicken could be until we got her. We weren't planning on her, but she's grown to be one of our favorites.
  6. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    [​IMG] from Washington

  7. turtlynne

    turtlynne In the Brooder

    Aug 2, 2009
    It's SO nice to say 'WELCOME' to new eggs to this really GREAT website that us other NE's love too! I don't think you can go wrong choosing your chix using the breed info here(and whatever one tugs at your heart/chicken strings!) [​IMG]

  8. turtlynne

    turtlynne In the Brooder

    Aug 2, 2009
    OH! I just got 'hatched"! [​IMG]
  9. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us! There are so many nice breeds of chickens out there, where to begin. I do agree that you need to get several, as they are flock animals and like to be with others. I'm sure you'll just love being a chicken mom, like so many of us are! [​IMG] Happy chickening!!
  10. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
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