Novice chicken mom looking for info on breeds

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Julie73, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. Julie73

    Julie73 In the Brooder

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    Hi there! I’m new to this site and look forward to learning more about being a good chicken mom.
    I currently have a Rhode Island Red and a bantam. Sadly our other Rhode Island Red was eaten by a bear.
    We have just upgraded our coop to be more secure and are looking to add 6-8 new girls.
    I’m considering Plymouth Barred Rocks and Speckled Sussex. I’m wanting friendly, pretty hens that will produce brown eggs. I love to interact with them, so not looking for bullies.
    Appreciate any advice on these breeds living together or other suggestions.
     
  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hello and welcome to BYC. I hope that you enjoy your time here. Most breeds get along fine together. Having sufficient space is the key. I’m sure peeps will be along soon to offer breed advice.

    This is a useful link to take a look at - “How to...” guides. You may wish to consider including your location under your avatar (using the guide in the link above). You can use this link to contact members in your area - U.S. States

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
     
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  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Welcome to BYC. Speckled Sussex sure are 'easy on the eye'.
     
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  4. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie Gallus gallus domesticus

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  5. buffyfluffy17

    buffyfluffy17 Chirping

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    Welcome to BYC! I found that Orpingtons (I have always had Buff), and Wyandottes have always been tame for me. They also do well in cooler weather, as they are on the fluffy side! Plymouth Barred Rocks are a great choice and I also have a speckled sussex who is always close to me and very curious. Good luck with your new flock!
     
  6. igorsMistress

    igorsMistress Crossing the Road Barefoot

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    So glad you joined our community Julie. Speckled Sussex are so pretty! I think eventually you'll find there's no particular breed that's always sweet, there's the potential to bully from any and all. Good luck with your search.
     
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    :welcome:wee
     
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  8. LizzzyJo

    LizzzyJo Songster

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    Welcome! I agree with @buffyfluffy17 that my Orpingtons are the friendliest of my 7 breeds.
    I have Lavender, blue, and buff. While I love my lavenders to the moon and back - don't waste your money on them ONLY for their 'purple' color. They're grey birds! If you want them, get them for their smart, sweet natures.
     
  9. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    I have a momma bear that lives nearby. I have poultry netting powered with a 10,000 volt charger and have never had any issues with the bear. I highly recommend adding hot wires to your defense system.
     
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  10. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    Welcome to our FUNomenal community! :wee
     
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