Soon to be new chicken mom in KY

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by KYchickadee, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. KYchickadee

    KYchickadee Out Of The Brooder

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    We have been researching chickens for about a month now and hope to get 4 chickens in the spring. Right now my favorites are silver dorkings, dominiques, silkies, and cochins (especially the partridge).
     
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC! Sounds like you have picked some nice friendly breeds, you should have lots of broodies for sure!
     
  3. KYchickadee

    KYchickadee Out Of The Brooder

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    We're already planning on a "time out" rabbit hutch for when they go broody. We aren't intending to raise chicks and mom won't let me have a rooster, but I wanted friendly breeds. I like the fluffiness of the silkies and cochins and the stripes and personality of the dominiques (at least the one I have seen LOL).
     
  4. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    :frow Welcome from Washington State........glad you joined us! hope you enjoy all of you chickens! :)
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. Silkies and Cochins are especially calm and gentle birds. My children made lap pets of both breeds. If you get Silkies, I wouldn't recommend keeping them with the other three larger breeds as they will likely take a beating. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck with your flock.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     
  7. DanTheRed

    DanTheRed New Egg

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    Welcome I'm new here too also from Ky.
     
  8. KYchickadee

    KYchickadee Out Of The Brooder

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    Can a wire rabbit cage with a plastic bottom be used for a "time out" cage for a broody hen, or will it not work since it doesn't have the wire floor to cool her belly?
     
  9. DanTheRed

    DanTheRed New Egg

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    I've heard that in winter that metal is not nice to their feet. I would use the plastic bottom just covering it with wood shavings to keep it from being too slick on their feet.
     
  10. KYchickadee

    KYchickadee Out Of The Brooder

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    It's actually got little bumpies on the bottom to give them traction :)
     

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