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Comment by Brenna z6 PA on September 8, 2009 at 8:35am
Terri, I love my bantams. Everyone I have had is really friendly. Tater tot I raised from the day she was hatched, and she still follows me around the garden. She thinks the things I pull up must be grub for her haha. They can be messy in the way that they will flick all their straw in their water or food if it isn't hung up. Otherwise they are not bad. They will compost whatever you put in their pen. I put their pen where I plan to put a new flower bed next year because they will clear out everything there, and their stool is really good for the soil. There really isn't much clean up because their stool is absorbed by the ground and disapears. If you want to check out my page, I have pictures of my chicken coop, as well as my chicks. I hope to build a bigger run before winter. I am not as familier with the heritage breed. A friend of mine said they vary a lot in size, egg color, ect. You can checkout to see different breeds and read their stats. They will cost more to buy them there, but they have good info and pictures to help you decide what breed is right for you.
Comment by Nilah Fowler on September 8, 2009 at 8:21am
Thanks Brenna. It is especially comforting to know that I can delete if it doesn't turn out.
Comment by Brenna z6 PA on September 8, 2009 at 8:12am
Nilah, when you add a photo it will look like letters/symbols/words before you post it. It is just computer talk telling your computer where to grab the photo from. Just press post and it should be there. You will always have the option to delete the comment if it doesn't turn out.
Comment by Terri Penman on September 8, 2009 at 2:24am
Brenna, I have been reading that the bantam chickens are also very good to have. Are they messy? Are you familiar with the Heritage Breed, some of them are beautiful, like Delaware. Do you have a large hen house?
Comment by Nilah Fowler on September 7, 2009 at 10:28pm
Tried to add a photo to one of the challenges and got nothing but letters/symbols/words. I've downloaded other pics to my albums with no problems. What am I doing wrong? I used the camera icon on the top of the reply box.
Comment by Nilah Fowler on September 7, 2009 at 9:56pm
Enjoyed looking at all of your photos so much that I decided I had to join the group. I love the idea of photo challenges. I recently bought a Canon Elph SD880 IS. I have a ton to learn about it. So far I just put it on automatic because I don't know how to use the manual options. One of these days I have to go beyound my comfort zone and try them.
Comment by Brenna z6 PA on September 7, 2009 at 9:30am
Oh, and all my chicks are bantam, so they are small. It takes two of their eggs to make a regular egg, but bantams are more pet-ish. The best laying hen is usually the white leghorn. They reach maturity early and can lay 250 eggs a year. For brown eggs, the best layers are Rhode island red, New Hampshire red, and Plymoth rock.
Comment by Brenna z6 PA on September 7, 2009 at 8:42am
Yes, as long as they aren't roosters (they break the noise ordinance because they crow all the time). Then there is the no horns or hoofs law. Chickens dont have either. So for now I am good. Chickens really are easier then dogs to care for, and they are much quiter. Plus I have a ever ready supply of eggs!
Comment by Terri Penman on September 7, 2009 at 1:14am
Speaking of chickens, I would love to have some. I understand the Heritage Breed are good egg-laying hens and are beautiful.
Comment by Kristin Pz5IA on September 6, 2009 at 11:46pm
You are allowed to have chickens in the suburbs?

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