The pink has entered the room all the way from Melbourne

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Pink Angel, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. Pink Angel

    Pink Angel New Egg

    Apr 11, 2009
    Melbourne Australia
    Hi all [​IMG]
    I have just joined this forum as I have finally decided to go ahead and get a couple of hens to lay eggs to eat.

    No doubt I have a lot to learn, which I am sure this forum will have lots of interesting information about.

    I live in Melbourne (Australia) in the inner city area.

    Anyone have any suggestions which are the best hens for a situation such as I have described?

    Thanks in advance [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2009
  2. NurseNettie

    NurseNettie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 13, 2008
    Northern Maine
    I've not really got any suggestions-- it's really personal choice. There are lots of good brown egg layers that lay big brown yummy eggs!! I don't know a thing about white egg layers, but that's because they don't interest me much-- the white eggs remind me of grocery store eggs!!
    You will learn a LOT here and I hope you find your time here enjoyable!
  3. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
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  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Australorps of course.

    Welcome to BYC.

    My aunt is from Melbourne. She is the greatest!!
  5. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    The Pink is in da house!! [​IMG] from Oklahoma!

    I agree totally with Mahroni - although there are several wonderful breeds that would fit your purpose, my choice for you would also be the Australorp. Here's a quick paragraph about them:

    Australorps are the Australian take on the Orpington breed. They are calm and friendly, and excellent layers of light brown eggs. The Australorp's exceptionally soft, shiny black plumage has hints of green and purple in the sunlight. Peaceful and dignified, Australorps are an absolutely delightful bird which we highly recommend to anyone who wants a pet chicken that lays dependably.
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

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  7. wingnut1

    wingnut1 Crazy Bird Lady

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  8. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

    Oct 1, 2008
  9. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Greetings to the Pink! [​IMG] You're very welcome here; there are MANY wonderful, friendly folks who'll soon have you wanting chickens of every breed, and will coerce you into building coops and runs on every square inch of land/space available! Enjoy the madness! [​IMG]
  10. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

    Aug 5, 2008
    Welcome from Indiana... [​IMG]

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