what chicken should I get?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickenforever, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. chickenforever

    chickenforever New Egg

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    Hello!
    I am new to byc and i am wondering what chicken I should get?
    I want a nice,calm,breed perfect for pets and eggs.

    LONG LIVE CHICKENS!

    NO KILLING THEM
    Any suggestions?
     
    Last edited: Nov 5, 2013
  2. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  3. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  4. bantygirl

    bantygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Bramas r nice and lay a nice size egg and r pretty if u spend time with them the r very gentle, Rhode Island Red very sweet ( mine is anyway) good layers, there r so many the list could go on and on and on, my fav is the Cochin small sweet good layers but small eggs, marans lay chocolate eggs (very cool) well good luck everyone has a favorite
     
  5. Cheyen

    Cheyen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you want friendly and a good layer, then you want an Australorp. [​IMG]
    In my experience, they lay an egg every single day and will eat right out of your hand. However, the ultimate friendly chicken is definitely the Jersey Giant... or Gentle Giant as I call them. They don't lay as often as Australorps, but they're just the sweetest things. Here are a few links with breeds perfect for your tastes:
    http://www.mypetchicken.com/chicken-breeds/Australorp-B14.aspx
    http://www.mypetchicken.com/chicken-breeds/Orpington-B80.aspx
    http://www.mypetchicken.com/chicken-breeds/Plymouth-Rock-B85.aspx
    http://www.mypetchicken.com/chicken-breeds/Jersey-Giant-B57.aspx
    http://www.mypetchicken.com/chicken-breeds/Wyandotte-B6.aspx
    http://www.mypetchicken.com/chicken-breeds/Silkie-Bantam-B100.aspx
     
  6. chickenforever

    chickenforever New Egg

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    thank you very much i will definitely get the Australops and to you bantygirl I will also get the
    Bramas
    Thanks
    Ps remember chickens forever!
     
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  7. chickenboy190

    chickenboy190 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome! Glad you joined BYC! :~D
     
  8. bantygirl

    bantygirl Out Of The Brooder

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    U won't be disappointed, enjoy hope u get as chicken crazy as I am, 7 different breeds and quail too
     
  9. ocap

    ocap Overrun With Chickens

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    australorp and brahma were the two that I have picked, the buff brahma large fowl is more gentle than the Australorp. That being my experience with how my flock relates to each other.
     
  10. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] silkies aren't reliable layers but, they are a popular choice as pets and lawn decoration. Buff orps are also a popular choice.
     

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