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What breed should I get in a tiny backyard?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by alyssaallycat, Feb 14, 2016.

  1. alyssaallycat

    alyssaallycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Baby chick time is upon us... but as a first time chicken owner I'm not sure what breed to get. I live in a cold Pacific Northwest climate where it rains frequently. I want a friendly chicken that won't make a lot of noise, doesn't require a lot of space in a TINY backyard, that is pretty tolerant of children, and rhat would not object to being in a run for 21 out 24 hours in a day. Any sugestions?
     
  2. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some breeds are deal better with confinement than others.

    Are you concerned about egg laying?

    Silkies make great pets but don't lay many eggs. Most cross breeds such as black sex links deal with confinement well and are very good layers.

    I have linked a good chicken breed chart below :
    http://www.greengardenchicken.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=66_72
     
  3. alyssaallycat

    alyssaallycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Egglaying is not really a concern for me. I LOVE silkies, but where can I find them? All stores in my area don't carry bantem breeds.
    P.S thank you for the suggestion!!!
     
  4. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you looking to hatch, raise from chicks or raise from started pullets?
     
  5. alyssaallycat

    alyssaallycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an incubator.... but I recently had some power loss scares that would make it hard to incubate. I'm pretty sure chicks would be my best bet.
     
  6. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

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    I would also highly recommend bantam cochins, they are fluffy little chickens that lay fairly well when not broody. My Pet Chickens sell sex bantams, silkies and cochins, they cost a bit more but are an option.
     
  7. XxMingirlxX

    XxMingirlxX Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. alyssaallycat

    alyssaallycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I've heard of My Pet Chicken before.... do they sell chicken coops and feed as well?
     
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    chicklover56 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have Easter Eggers that are super sweet, and they live in a small run and are absolutely fine. They are great with children and lay fun colored eggs.
     
  10. alyssaallycat

    alyssaallycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do Easter eggers do well in small spaces?'
     

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