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First Post Posted on: 04-15-13 05:02 AM next post first post
Can someone help me in deciding what breeds of chickens would be best to start with? Any help would be appreciated..... Thanks
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Reply #: 1 Posted on: 04-16-13 08:45 PM next post previous post

It all depends on what you want them for! eggs, meat, pets?  If you let me know that I can help you better. You can also check out BackYardChickens.com

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Reply #: 2 Posted on: 04-16-13 09:46 PM next post previous post
I want these chickens to keep them as Pets.... Which of them would be easy to raise?
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Reply #: 3 Posted on: 04-17-13 11:02 AM next post previous post
From my experience, I think one of the nicest and friendliest are the Silkies but there are many other breeds that are quite friendly also. Check out My Pet Chicken, I don't remember their website but you can google it.  My silkies follow me all over and I have one that even goes for rides and grocery shopping with me!  Of course, I put a diaper on her when she "Goes Out"!
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Reply #: 4 Posted on: 04-17-13 09:10 PM next post previous post

Wow.. Great suggestion to have silkies. They are so cute, soft & fluffy. Getting diapers for them and keeping them inside would be great idea!!! But I have not yet used diapers for chicks. Is it the same as how we diaper our babies? And as the chicks grow up, I need to buy new ones or do I get adjustable ones!?

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Reply #: 5 Posted on: 04-18-13 09:58 AM next post previous post
I got mine from AvianFashions.com    I do remember seeing instructions on how to make them but I don't remember where.  I wouldn't keep them indoors all the time, they should be out most of the day to scratch for food, look/eats bugs & grass, etc. Just what chickens do!  Please do let me know how you make out.
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Reply #: 6 Posted on: 04-19-13 05:06 AM next post previous post

Yeah, chickens would love to free -range. Thanks for all your advice!!

 

And hey, thanks for referring that website. I was wondering if they sell these diapers here at Frankstrade.

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Reply #: 7 Posted on: 04-19-13 11:54 AM last post previous post
I have nevere seen them here on Franks. I am now looking for a harness/diaper for my emus-if I run across anything for you I will send that info also.   Good Luck
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