Think I might go get some chickens today..

Mahonri

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Yes, get two hens!... and get two different types. Variety is the spice of life!

Get a barred rock and a leghorn... something that will lay.

Barred rock needs to have nice even barring if it's already all grow'd up. Males will be lighter than females as a general rule.

Congratulations on your decision!
 

SarahFair

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ahaha...
Wellllllll Im kinda not telling my SO at the moment.
Im just going to be like
SUPRISE! we got a couple chickens
Then get more this weekend.

I just cant wait. Its tooooo much.
My cousin is coming out today and I was going with her I guess.

The only thing I see with getting 2 diff breeds is when I get my roo wouldnt that be like...making a mutt??
Could that result in...a not so good looking chicken??
OOOOO I just dont know about that..
 

Three Cedars Silkies

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See you can blame it all on your cousin. You didn't do this voluntarily of your own volition. YOur cousin is the devil and he/she MADE you do it.


I think 2 barred rock hens would be a great start...for a few days...then add a few more hens. YOu don't have to have a roo for eggs...just if you want to have babies...and then you'll need to get an incubator...or 2 because you will want to have staggered hatches, of course.
 

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