- Apr 20, 2014
Hello I am new to this site. I am thinking about getting some baby chicks this upcoming June or July. This will be my first time owning chicks. I have done a decent amount of reading on chickens and think I found the right chicken that suits what I am looking for although I am open to other suggestions. I think the buff orpington chickens will be best for me but cannot seem to find them in my area, (I live in Toledo WA) that are not show birds. I decided they were the best breed because I am looking for a bird that is not only a good egg layer, but friendly, doesn't mind spending its life in an enclosure (we have lots of predators here) and it also rains a lot here. Summers are average heat with typically mild winters. I am open to other suggestions for other breeds as well if anyone has any? lol. I just would like to be able to have a nice friendly bird that I can get a lot of eggs from. I will be hand raising/feeding them as well. Not sure if that will make a significant difference in the temperament... Thanks in advance!