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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lizdelc, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. lizdelc

    lizdelc Out Of The Brooder

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    I did it. I finally ordered chicks! Here's to my new adventure!

    3 Buff Orpingtons- my sons choice. He has been super involved in the coop work, so I let him pick a breed. He wanted "the golden ones"
    3 Easter Eggers
    3 French black copper Marans
    3 Speckled Sussex
    3 Silver laced Wyandottes

    I am calling this our learning year. I have read everything I can get my hands on, but I know the real learning begins when they show up at the post office!

    Thanks all for this site! I can literally search any question, and find an answer! What a gift!!!!!!
     
  2. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my Buff Orpington pullets is a lap chicken. To the extent that she will forgo treats to get a few minutes of lap time and petting. I think your son made a good choice!

    My EEs and SSs are less than 3 weeks old, but the EEs are hilarious and the SSs are very outgoing.
     
  3. MoffatChicken

    MoffatChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Congrats!! Buffs are great chickens especially for kids they have a calm disposition and are easy to manage.

    Good Luck
     
  4. lizdelc

    lizdelc Out Of The Brooder

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    Yay! I had heard that BO's were the yellow labs of the chicken world- I guess it's true! I know these will be wel loved. Hopefully, we will get a "lap chicken" too. :)

    I can't wait to learn all their personalities! I am really looking forward to some chicken TV!
     
  5. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The way into a chicken's heart is initially through their stomach...once they learn that you are the "food-bringers" they tend to lose the fear of you unless you do something to activate their prey response. Have fun!
     

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