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Hi!
I am new to chickens and was wondering about a few things!
Can we leave the chickens alone if we are going away for the weekend?
Should we get baby chicks or full grown hens?
What is a freindly egg laying breed?
Thanks!
 

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bmt123 said:
Hi!
I am new to chickens and was wondering about a few things!
Can we leave the chickens alone if we are going away for the weekend?
Should we get baby chicks or full grown hens?
What is a freindly egg laying breed?
Thanks!
Absolutely! Put out extra food and water before you go. I would go with already growing pullets without a heat lamp for your first batch. Chicks are an adventure in and of itself. :) Full grown hens are easy to lie about age and even easier for you to get ripped off with (personal experience). Basically all the common breeds are friendly. If I had to recommend a few:
Silkie
Orpington
Barred Rock
RIR hens
Ameraucana or EE (Easter egger)
Australorp
Cochin
 

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hello and welcome. leaving chickens alone for the weekend depends on your set up. i have a coop contained inside a fenced secure run. this means i can leave them unatended for a day or so as i dont have to secure the coop door.
you would not be able to leave them wandering around your garden as they would be easy prey for predators.
i have never had chicks, i bought pullets.
and there are many friendly laying breeds.
 
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