Starting up

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by TheGrundys, May 20, 2016.

  1. TheGrundys

    TheGrundys Just Hatched

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    Just starting up, not even sure what breeds we want. Yay, research!!!
     
  2. limited25

    limited25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!
     
  3. TheGrundys

    TheGrundys Just Hatched

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    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.
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and [​IMG] - 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.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/getting-started-raising-chickens


    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
    CT
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to Backyard chickens - then you need some docile breeds like Buff Orpingtons, cochins, Black Australorps etc.
     
  6. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!
     
  7. SilkieChickStar

    SilkieChickStar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 :D
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. TheGrundys

    TheGrundys Just Hatched

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    Thank You!
     
  10. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What did you end up settling for???
     

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