Thinking about getting some chickens.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by webster6, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. webster6

    webster6 New Egg

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    Good afternoon all! My name is Michelle, and my husband's name is Chris. We have 4 kids ranging from 12-19 in ages. We live in Memphis, TN. My husband had chickens on a farm as a kid, and we are seriously considering getting chickens for our backyard. We are in the process of designing a coop, and we have talked to a local store about all the things we need. We will purchase our chickens from them. We are thinking of getting 6.
     
  2. Puddin Fluff

    Puddin Fluff Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Welcome! You came to the right place to learn. There are lots of informational threads here and lots of folks with experience.

    Have fun and good luck!
     
  3. Chickenloving

    Chickenloving Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us! Chickens can be a pain at times but are worth it. :) For egg production, the best breeds are Rhode Island Red or Leghorns and for pets Cochins are wonderful and sweet. If you have any questions feel free to ask!
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Hi Michelle nice to meet you. Hope you enjoy Backyard chickens as much as we do.
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC, Michelle and Chris. Glad you decided to our flock. Raising chickens is a wonderful experience for children. My granddaughter (pictured in my avatar) loves our chickens. With children, I would suggest getting a breed that has a well deserved reputation for being calm and gentle such as Australorps, Orpingtons, Brahmas, Cochins, and Sussex. My children made lap pets of all of these. If high egg production is a priority, Australorps are the best layers on this list. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in building your coop and getting your flock.
     
  7. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    Orpingtons are my personal favorite breed. They are affectionate, cold hardy, great with kids, great layers and good foragers.
     
  8. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community!
     
  9. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined our community.

    Six sounds like a good number to start with.[​IMG] One breed that I would recommend is the Wyandotte. In my experience, they are a good breed for children, and are also docile, hardy, and very good layers.
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
     

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