Question on some chicks i'm getting.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Phoebe&Henrietta, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. Phoebe&Henrietta

    Phoebe&Henrietta New Egg

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    Well, i'm getting some chicks and i'm kinda new, I made this account quite some time ago but never came on, but now im back, and I wanna know, What's the easiest to take care of,least noisiest,smallest chicken out there?,besides serama? I asked this before but i didn't get to many replies, and i didn't get the chicks that time... This time I am.


    Thanks for your time to reply to this, P&H
     
  2. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Old English Game Bantams are delightful little birds that are easy to find and come in a wide array of colors. They are sleek and elegant looking, too. We also have Belgian d'Uccles. They're sweet and goofy with their feathered feet. They are somewhat harder to find, though (at least around here).

    However, I'm not sure that there really is a particular breed of bantam that's easier to take care of or less noisy than others. All chickens poop and sing their egg songs. Bantam poop is certainly smaller than standard size poop, though.

    If possible, I'd look around for local breeders and try to go and actually see adult chickens of the breeds you're interested in before you get chicks. That way there would be fewer surprises down the road that might turn out unpleasant.

    The other thing I would suggest is to start with a relatively small number of chicks (3 or 4) to start. You'll be able to get an idea of the workload involved with chicken keeping without having so many chickens to care for that you get overwhelmed.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Sorin

    Sorin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm partial to Bantam Cochins. They are little perfectly round balls of feathers [​IMG] but Sebrights are very small, I just got a baby one this week and she is so much smaller than the rest! There's also silkies, a lot of people like them. As far as which breeds are quiet, I can't really attest, but hey, the hens don't crow! I don't notice any loud noises from my hens besides the egg song and the occasional squawk when one gets too close to the head hen that's not supposed to.
     

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