Opinions needed. I can easily add 3 more Pullets to our flock

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Wooden_Pony, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. Wooden_Pony

    Wooden_Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    I was checking out My Pet Chickens website. I know they do not have a huge selection like the commercial hatcheries do. BUT, I also do not want five more. That is the minimum from Ideal.

    SO, my question is if you were allowed just three more chicks from My Pet Chicken, what would you get and why....

    Thanks everyone!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2007
    a maran - because of the dark eggs

    red sex link - because great layers and from pics on here really dark eggs

    a buff orp - because they are supposed to be really gentle.

    also, color variety - look at that, red, buff, cuckoo

    try to stay away from EE's and leghorns - flighty

    also, dont get a silkie unless you dont mind the pathetic crests.... thats my opinion so hope you guys dont get offended
     
  3. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2007
    darn!! they currently dont have marans!! and those red stars dont look so red!! i think you should wait until spring when they have more variety
     
  4. Wooden_Pony

    Wooden_Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yes they do not have a bi selection right now but they do have the Buff Orpingtons.

    The Golden Laced and Silver Laced Wyandottes look nice and sturdy.
     
  5. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I would get Buff orpingtons or silkies. I have never has a dutch bantam, but would look into it if i could get more. The BO's and silkies are friendlier. Good luck with your decision.
    Maybe you should post what you already have too.
     
  6. Wooden_Pony

    Wooden_Pony Chillin' With My Peeps

    Maybe you should post what you already have too.

    3 Americanas

    2 Standard Blue Cochins

    1 Buff Orpingtons

    1 Rhode Island Red

    1 Barred Rock​
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2007
  7. rosyposyosy

    rosyposyosy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2007
    Quote:silkies from hatcheries are bad examples of silkies though!! not to be petty, but they have almost no crest, and not very full feathers!
     
  8. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I just got 3 black Jersey Giants from Meyer. I like them because they will be big birds, and they are getting rarer.
     
  9. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    Quote:silkies from hatcheries are bad examples of silkies though!! not to be petty, but they have almost no crest, and not very full feathers!

    That'a okay if you show them at the county fair I just went to you can get 2nd place for a 4 toed, hardly crested silkie with hard feathers in the tail...[​IMG] I would have DQ'd that bird...not placed it! Okay enough ranting... [​IMG]

    To the OP..
    I would get:
    1 BO
    1 Black Star
    & a GLW
    [​IMG]
     
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