Wanting to start raising chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by wendychicken, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. wendychicken

    wendychicken In the Brooder

    Hello everyone, I have been looking into starting raising chickens. I moved and the house I am in already has 2 coups. I am thinking of getting 3 chickens but have no idea what breed to get and what age they should be? I really like silkies but wasnt sure are there hardiness for winter and egg production. Please anyone can help a starter please message me.
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité

    Jun 28, 2011
    Tipperary, Ireland
    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! The Learning Center would be a good place to start. There is a lot of great articles on things like hatching and raising chicks, diseases, flock management and more. Check out the Breeds section for more on the different breeds and their characteristics. Good luck with your chicken adventures!
  3. wendychicken

    wendychicken In the Brooder

    Thanks I have been researching like crazy. Cant wait to finally get some hens.
  4. Teri Metcalf

    Teri Metcalf Songster

    Aug 22, 2013
    College Station, Texas
    Greetings from College Station, Texas! How nice that you already have a coop. I'm partial to Ameraucanas (Easter Eggers) for their friendly personalities, smarts and egg laying.
  5. AK Baha

    AK Baha Songster

    Jul 10, 2013
    Anchorage, Alaska.
  6. wendychicken

    wendychicken In the Brooder

    I am in south western Nova Scotia. Anyone know any breeders out here?
  7. liz9910

    liz9910 Crowing

    Apr 8, 2012
    Northern California
  8. wendychicken

    wendychicken In the Brooder

    Thank you so much. Its great to have so much support.
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    [​IMG] You may want to peruse the Silkiy thread - there are several dedicated silkie threads - they could offer better advice about the breed. Silkies are not known as great layers but, I've seen photos on BYC of them out in the snow with other breeds. They ARE known to be great broodies - which is really neat of you don't want to use an incubator.

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