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What chicken should I get? More importantly what chicken fits me? I want a chicken around 4-5 pounds so they are around the same size of my Easter Eggers so it’s not much bullying or fighting what so ever. I want a nice breed that’s some what around 4-5 pounds any ideas? What would get along with Easter Eggers most of the time it depends on the independent chicken but what breed would be good with Easter Eggers that are around 4-5 pounds.
 

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No~one can tell you what breed of chicken you should get. So much depends on the individual bird. However there are breed generalizations. Have a look here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/reviews/
Whatever you get you should expect some disruption while the girls sort out their pecking order. It's not the size of the chicken, it's the size of the fight in the chicken. One of my top girls is an Australorp bantam. No~one pushes that girl around! Bear in mind, as a generalisation, many of the larger standard breeds are dominant breeds: BAs, BRs, Wyandottes ~ & will generally be @ the top of the pecking order in a mixed flock. I've kept them all, loved their personalities but found they generally get on better with people than different chicken breeds. Nothing wrong with that unless you can't handle the inevitable squabbling while they sort things out.

Everyone's experience of chicken keeping is different. You are sure to get a variety of opinions.
 
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No~one can tell you what breed of chicken you should get. So much depends on the individual bird. However there are breed generalizations. Have a look here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/reviews/
Whatever you get you should expect some disruption while the girls sort out their pecking order. It's not the size of the chicken, it's the size of the fight in the chicken. One of my top girls is an Australorp bantam. No~one pushes that girl around! Bear in mind, as a generalisation, many of the larger standard breeds are dominant breeds: BAs, BRs, Wyandottes ~ & will generally be @ the top of the pecking order in a mixed flock. I've kept them all, loved their personalities but found they generally get on better with people than different chicken breeds. Nothing wrong with that unless you can't handle the inevitable squabbling while they sort things out.

Everyone's experience of chicken keeping is different. You are sure to get a variety of opinions.
I only want a similar breed to Easter Eggers like in size I don’t like too big of a size but not that small were they can fly sky high
 
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No~one can tell you what breed of chicken you should get. So much depends on the individual bird. However there are breed generalizations. Have a look here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/reviews/
Whatever you get you should expect some disruption while the girls sort out their pecking order. It's not the size of the chicken, it's the size of the fight in the chicken. One of my top girls is an Australorp bantam. No~one pushes that girl around! Bear in mind, as a generalisation, many of the larger standard breeds are dominant breeds: BAs, BRs, Wyandottes ~ & will generally be @ the top of the pecking order in a mixed flock. I've kept them all, loved their personalities but found they generally get on better with people than different chicken breeds. Nothing wrong with that unless you can't handle the inevitable squabbling while they sort things out.

Everyone's experience of chicken keeping is different. You are sure to get a variety of opinions.
Also I’m looking for a hen that’s like a watch dog and keeps an eye out for predators then warns the flock if sees any I heard of that
 
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No~one can tell you what breed of chicken you should get. So much depends on the individual bird. However there are breed generalizations. Have a look here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/reviews/
Whatever you get you should expect some disruption while the girls sort out their pecking order. It's not the size of the chicken, it's the size of the fight in the chicken. One of my top girls is an Australorp bantam. No~one pushes that girl around! Bear in mind, as a generalisation, many of the larger standard breeds are dominant breeds: BAs, BRs, Wyandottes ~ & will generally be @ the top of the pecking order in a mixed flock. I've kept them all, loved their personalities but found they generally get on better with people than different chicken breeds. Nothing wrong with that unless you can't handle the inevitable squabbling while they sort things out.

Everyone's experience of chicken keeping is different. You are sure to get a variety of opinions.
also what are simillar breeds to Easter Eggers that I might like?
 
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No~one can tell you what breed of chicken you should get. So much depends on the individual bird. However there are breed generalizations. Have a look here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/reviews/
Whatever you get you should expect some disruption while the girls sort out their pecking order. It's not the size of the chicken, it's the size of the fight in the chicken. One of my top girls is an Australorp bantam. No~one pushes that girl around! Bear in mind, as a generalisation, many of the larger standard breeds are dominant breeds: BAs, BRs, Wyandottes ~ & will generally be @ the top of the pecking order in a mixed flock. I've kept them all, loved their personalities but found they generally get on better with people than different chicken breeds. Nothing wrong with that unless you can't handle the inevitable squabbling while they sort things out.

Everyone's experience of chicken keeping is different. You are sure to get a variety of opinions.
No~one can tell you what breed of chicken you should get. So much depends on the individual bird. However there are breed generalizations. Have a look here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/reviews/
Whatever you get you should expect some disruption while the girls sort out their pecking order. It's not the size of the chicken, it's the size of the fight in the chicken. One of my top girls is an Australorp bantam. No~one pushes that girl around! Bear in mind, as a generalisation, many of the larger standard breeds are dominant breeds: BAs, BRs, Wyandottes ~ & will generally be @ the top of the pecking order in a mixed flock. I've kept them all, loved their personalities but found they generally get on better with people than different chicken breeds. Nothing wrong with that unless you can't handle the inevitable squabbling while they sort things out.

Everyone's experience of chicken keeping is different. You are sure to get a variety of opinions.
You if do so.
No~one can tell you what breed of chicken you should get. So much depends on the individual bird. However there are breed generalizations. Have a look here: https://www.backyardchickens.com/reviews/
Whatever you get you should expect some disruption while the girls sort out their pecking order. It's not the size of the chicken, it's the size of the fight in the chicken. One of my top girls is an Australorp bantam. No~one pushes that girl around! Bear in mind, as a generalisation, many of the larger standard breeds are dominant breeds: BAs, BRs, Wyandottes ~ & will generally be @ the top of the pecking order in a mixed flock. I've kept them all, loved their personalities but found they generally get on better with people than different chicken breeds. Nothing wrong with that unless you can't handle the inevitable squabbling while they sort things out.

Everyone's experience of chicken keeping is different. You are sure to get a variety of opinions.
What’s a simillar Breed to Easter Eggers list multiple breeds you think I might like please and thank you if so so
 

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Why rock the boat? If you like Easter Eggers just get more. I love my 2 EEs.

A few others...lordy lordy there's so many
Look up Black Copper Marans. Mine is very friendly.
My Buff Orpingtons are sweet.


Easier to say what not to get.
Barred Rock are probably bigger than you want and mine were bullies.
Leghorn and Legbar are slim and flightly, and you said you don't want ones that fly.

Seriously, there are so many. I'm still googling breeds myself. I'm considering Speckled Sussex.

You should google different breeds. What I or others say are good breeds may not fit your ideals. As you hang out here you'll hear about so many breeds. Google all of them, and have fun doing it!

And...WELCOME to BYC!:welcome!!!
 

Cryss

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Why rock the boat? If you like Easter Eggers just get more .
A few others...lordy lordy there's so many
Look up Black Copper Marans. Mine is very friendly.
My Buff Orpingtons are sweet.

Easier to say what not to get.
Barred Rock are probably bigger than you want and mine were bullies.
Leghorn and Legbar are slim and flightly, and you said you don't want ones that fly.

Seriously, there are so many.
 
Sep 22, 2019
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Why rock the boat? If you like Easter Eggers just get more. I love my 2 EEs.

A few others...lordy lordy there's so many
Look up Black Copper Marans. Mine is very friendly.
My Buff Orpingtons are sweet.


Easier to say what not to get.
Barred Rock are probably bigger than you want and mine were bullies.
Leghorn and Legbar are slim and flightly, and you said you don't want ones that fly.

Seriously, there are so many. I'm still googling breeds myself. I'm considering Speckled Sussex.

You should google different breeds. What I or others say are good breeds may not fit your ideals. As you hang out here you'll hear about so many breeds. Google all of them, and have fun doing it!

And...WELCOME to BYC!:welcome!!!
how do you do the emoji thing
 

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