Newbie to the chicken raising world!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by brookejre, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. brookejre

    brookejre Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all,
    After a lot of hard work on a chicken coop we are now ready to purchase some chicks this weekend at the Chattahoochee Valley Poultry Association show in Newnan GA! I am looking at maybe getting Plymouth Rock, or Orpingtons. We want chickens primarily for eggs but I want them to be pretty friendly and easy to handle since I have a 4 year old daughter who would love to be able to pet them, love them, etc. Any recommendations out there on breed? This will be a first time experience for us so any information is welcomed!
    Thanks
     
  2. TravisE

    TravisE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi and[​IMG]. i would recommend red sex links, for egg laying, tough not the best winter layers. my neighbor 3 year old holds and pets my all the time. also any of the wyandottes. im going to be getting the blue laced red wyandottes this spring. frendly and good winter layers.
     
  3. bantams321

    bantams321 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have heard great things about orpingtons!:) my friends have them and they love to be held! they are very docile and sweet! i ordered some orpington chicks that will be coming in the spring because i love them so much!
     
  4. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    [​IMG]From Kansas! Glad you're here! [​IMG]
    Orpingtons are the best; you can't go wrong with them. [​IMG]
     
  5. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!!
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    Glad you joined us!
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Bluebee Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello from California! [​IMG] Glad to have you aboard![​IMG] I recommend the Black Australorp and Red Star (Red Sex Links). They are cute, fuzzy, and lay really good eggs! Good luck!

    Bluebee[​IMG]
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, and good luck at obtaining some chicks.
     
  9. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio...so glad you joined BYC. Best of luck finding your perfect chickens
     
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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