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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by alebuela, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. alebuela

    alebuela Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, my name is Alexandra and I own a small, affordable Bed and Breakfast near downtown Denver. Rather than buying grocery store eggs, I wougld like to offer my guests the freshest and most beautiful organic eggs possible. And, because my grandchildren come to visit me, I would like to have the friendliest, most sweetly dispositioned hens available.

    SoI have joined BYC, after many hours looking at breeds, coops, and other chicken things. My home is on a very small lot, and I will have to custom build a coop and narrow run - or rather, I hope to find someone who can help me do this. SUGGESTIONS WILL BE APPRECIATED.

    The breeds I'm looking at are far too many, since I've decided to start with only two or three chickens. So I will also need help in figuring out what breeds to start with.

    Looking at egg production, size, and color, as well as dispositions and attractiveness, here's the list I came up with:

    British-Tailed Ameraucana (for blue-green eggs)
    Cochin (for cute factor)
    Cream Legbar (for sky blue eggs)
    Easter Egger (for variety in bird and eggs)
    Mixed Breed (for green eggs?)
    Olive Egger (for olive eggs?)
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. You might want to consider chickens that can handle cold weather such as a Buff Orpington and Barred Rock for friendliness, hardyness and brown eggs...throw in an Easter Egger for your blue/green eggs.
     
  3. alebuela

    alebuela Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you, Dawg53. I will look into those.
     
  4. if your going to buy some chicks you should buy them at mypetchicken.com, the min chick order is 3 so you don't have to order to many,and they even have a breed selection tool![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. alebuela

    alebuela Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, nickers. It looks to be just what I'm looking for.
     
  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hi there, [​IMG] and welcome to BYC!

    I agree with Dawg. Being in CO and as cold as gets, you might want to stick to more winter hardy birds. Here is nice chart that might be of help in picking out your breeds....

    http://www.sagehenfarmlodi.com/chooks/chooks.html

    Good luck in all your adventures in life and enjoy BYC!
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    X 3 Welcome to BYC, and good luck in establishing your flock.
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  10. alebuela

    alebuela Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you all for your warm welcomes! Thank you also Two Crows, for the link, which is very helpful.

    Good chickens to all,
    Alexandra
     

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