Think I might go get some chickens today..

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by SarahFair, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. SarahFair

    SarahFair Songster

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    I want to just get one hen and one roo (maybe) to start out..
    Or would it be better to get two hens?

    Im going to get Barred Rocks.
    What should I look for when picking out a Barred Rock?
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  2. curliet

    curliet Songster

    Apr 22, 2008
    west Michigan
    OOOh, a dreamer eh. She thinks she can go and get JUST 2 chickens. hahahaha. Tell her, will you, I can't, as I'm laughing too hard to type.
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  3. M@M@2four

    [email protected]@2four Songster

    Mar 12, 2008
    lol...good luck with just getting 2! [​IMG] You're gonna be sucked in...mark my words! [​IMG]
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  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    If you're going to just have two, get two hens. If you absolutely must have fertile eggs to incubate, you'd need a rooster.
  5. roosmom

    roosmom Songster

    Jun 3, 2008
    upper peninsula
    SUCKED IN!!!!! Especially when they start batting their eyes at you. Funny, especially when the rooster starts courting you.......[​IMG]
    just two [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2008
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  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    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!
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  7. Alpha Roo

    Alpha Roo Songster

    Sep 10, 2008
    Apple Valley, CA
    What breed are you planning on getting? I would get at least 3 hens and 1 roo. To start [​IMG]
  8. Picky Chicky

    Picky Chicky Songster

    Sep 22, 2008
    Holly Grove, VA
    Don't just settle for two!! They're like potatoe chips... you can't have just one... or two. Get the whole can! [​IMG]
  9. SarahFair

    SarahFair Songster

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    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..
  10. 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. [​IMG]

    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. [​IMG] [​IMG]

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