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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TheGrundys, May 20, 2016.
Just starting up, not even sure what breeds we want. Yay, research!!!
Research is good ... first to find out which birds do good in your climate, then which are more active (and require free ranging or a lot of space), and which go broody often (hatch out eggs) vs those that don't. Then, choose the ones you like. I kind of wish we had gotten a little more variety, but do like our chickens, and really don't want more than 5 ... until I see pictures of everyone's birds. LOL
Good luck, and welcome!
I have been looking in to those aspects but i also need them to be not flighty, i have two small children and dogs so i plan to introduce them young.
Hi and - all the best in your research.
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.
This link may help you when you eventually get your chicks.
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/t/270925/find-your-states-thread
All the best
Welcome to Backyard chickens - then you need some docile breeds like Buff Orpingtons, cochins, Black Australorps etc.
I own a couple of Black Australorps and I think they are the coolest breed. Especially for newbies. Mine aren't 100% tame as we didn't hatch them; bought them as pullets. They greet you at the door and do well in the cold. Looking forward to hearing what you get!
I have started with bantams, for their size. We have 3 Silkies and a D'uccle at the moment. All gorgeous personalities. Soon I will also have a bantam Faverolles, a Pekin and a bantam Araucana.
Be careful, it gets addictive
Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
What did you end up settling for???