Soon to be chicken owner! Seeking advice

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sarahjonrenae, May 29, 2016.

  1. Sarahjonrenae

    Sarahjonrenae New Egg

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    Hi there. I just got a chicken coop and next week will be calling to have a county health inspector to come out and give me the go ahead. I am wanting four chickens and cannot decide if I should have 4 different breeds or get 4 of the same. I really love the look of wyanndotte chickens and the all white leghorn types. Any suggestions on what breeds are dual purpose and get along with others?
     
  2. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    I like the mix. I like having the eye candy in the yard, and, some good egg layers. Wyondottes are very pretty...will go broody.
    I like a bantam out in the yard in the summer.
    I love the leghorn for eggs..and any of the sex links..the red being my favorite. :)
    I also love having an EE out there for the blue/green eggs.

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Chickens are kinda like candy bars. Try different ones then you'll discover what you like best.
     
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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. Like the other members here, i would suggest getting a variety - that way you will learn what breeds suit you. Leghorns are a not dual purpose birds, and from what i understand, tend to be a bit flighty. I'd suggest checking out the Breeds section here to help you identify suitable breeds.

    You'll find lots of info in the Learning Centre
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center, and if you have a specific topic in mind, just type it in the search box - there's a wealth of information on past and present threads.

    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/26/where-am-i-where-are-you.

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. limited25

    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] We got all the same kind, and I kind of wish I would have gotten the variety instead. Still like our chickens though.
     

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