What breed should i get?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DUCKGIRL89, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, long story short, i put my silkie hen, and her two babies outside with the older chickens. mama ditched her babies to me with her BF, and the cat ate one :(

    PLEASE! no lectures! i feel bad enough! i just dont know what to do with this lone baby! the RIR roo almost killed the poor sweety!

    ANYWAY! i dont know if i should ask my mom if i can get another chick to keep this one happy. or just keep this lone chick my him/herself! i think it would be happier with a buddy, dont you?

    heres a link to a hatchery that doesnt have a minimum, and there close to me. so i can go there to get one if i have too....

    http://www.poultryhollow.org/new-page-2.htm

    what breed is the friendliest? the one i have now is a black lav split orp. im really wanting a BO.... but are they friendly enough? i want pet chickens....

    thanks so much guys! :eek:)
     
  2. peepblessed

    peepblessed Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would definitely another one or two. In the short run a small mirror and mini-stuff animal will keep it company.
     
  3. Cowgirl75446

    Cowgirl75446 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, it is always better to have more than one for company.
     
  4. DUCKGIRL89

    DUCKGIRL89 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    UPDATE! i found the other chick!!!!!! i feel so blessed!

    so would it be a good idea to get one more just incase? what breed?

    YYYIIIPPPEEEEEEE!!!!
     
  5. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get a red star, or a black star! Or a buff orpignton. Or a brahama. Or a wyandotte, easter egger, production red...etc. :) Glad you found the chick.

    P.S Whatever you do DON"T get a white leghorn.
     
  6. chickanddoglvr

    chickanddoglvr Out Of The Brooder

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    Im getting barred plymouth rocks, black autralorp's, golden commets, and some white plymouth rocks. Congradulations on finding that one chick![​IMG] u must be relieved!
     
  7. Bernard P. Fife

    Bernard P. Fife Out Of The Brooder

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    Some opinions on the breeds I have: Easter eggers are great! Mine are some of the friendliest of the flock, they come in a variety of colors plus you get colorful eggs (who doesn't like that? :) ) . Dominiques are one of my favs since they're one of if not the oldest breed in America and are very calm and friendly. I have one that follows me around the coop! Silver and golden-laced wyandottes I think are some of the most beautiful birds there are, are friendly and very cold-hardy. Delawares are very calm and docile and another friendly breed. I have two and they always come running up to me to see what I'm up to! I have a RIR rooster in the henhouse and he is wonderful with the two full grown hens we have. He's always looking out for them and calls them over for food whenever I bring them kitchen scraps. I pick him up without ever a struggle and I think he even enjoys me petting and fussing over him!

    I hope I haven't thrown too much at you. I guess my advice would be to think about what you truly want in raising chickens and in a chicken breed. We wanted to mostly raise a variety of good old fashioned American breeds that layed colorful eggs. We wanted to get some that had the potential to have a calm, friendly temperment so our girls (and in the future our son) could handle and have as pets. Good luck with whichever breed(s) you research and choose!
     
  8. HiddenHens987

    HiddenHens987 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm partial to the barred rocks. The 2 I have are as friendly as can be, and are usually quiet and content!
     

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