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    Hello Steve
    Providing you are out of earshot of anybody else, talk to them(nonsense if you must), you should find that they get friendly quicker and will eventually come to the sound of your voice---especially if it is related to food.
    This can take months if not years-----just be gentle with them.
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    Most chickens will work for you, but best keep away from light weight / flighty birds - these are mostly pure breeds.

    Most Hybrid and commercial chickens will work for you - ISA Browns, Blue Bells, Speckly's, black tails, etc etc. like wise with Pure Breads like Light Sussex, Rhode Island Reds, Scots Grey or Dumpty, French Maran, and the dark egg layers like Welsummer etc.

    Cream Legbars - lay green eggs and the Vorwerk (cream eggs) are both lighter and harder to train.


    Leghorns are likely to be a no no…

    Research will be key....

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    Thank you all for the suggestions
    I will have to do some reading on types but not right now Im going to be busy with the plot for a bit.
    I will get a book and make sure Im not missing anything important, I have read on the internet about basic husbandry but will make sure i get help form someone experienced as I am worried I might hurt them by accident.

    I like the idea of having green eggs
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    Do you know anyone who has chickens, Steve?
    Maybe you could go to see them and find out more about keeping them first-hand.
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    I found that speckledys are very friendly to each other as well as me (mind you, I only had 2 of them in the small flock of seven birds)
    Feed the soil, not the plants.
    (helps if you have cluckies)

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    We have arranged to get 8 barred plymouth rock chicks, We will have them very soon.
    Hopefully
    Thanks for the help everyone. Ill be back soon Im sure.
    Steve
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    Hi steve,welcome to the forum,we are a friendly supportive group,i got my first chickens 2 years ago,as has been said,they will not deliberatly peck you,i chatter away to mine when in the garden,make different chicken sounds and and they will talk back to you,also hang up a cabbage now and again,just out off reach,so they have to jump up to peck it,gives them fun,food and entertainment,i find them very relaxing and calming,they are like kids in feathers,anything just ask away on here,you sound a very nice young man,good luck with the new girls,lastly start collecting egg boxes from other people,and get a jar ready for the sale off eggs ,main thing have fun,VC say's everyone should have a chicken in their life and i agree
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    We don't have much of a choice of chicken where I live (pretty much along the lines of "you can have any colour you like so long as it's brown), so I had to look your chicks up. They sound just the job. If you're getting them as chicks, they'll adapt to being around you very quickly.
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