Originally Posted by uncertainty
I am a newbie too. I am intending to start a small flock this spring as well. The climate here can be challenging, we are zone 2b - 3. We outside of town and are not limited to a specific number of birds. I have 3 active households to supply. I would be glad of advice on breeds and size of flock. Perhaps 8 - 10 Sussex?
We have 2 Speckled Sussex in our mixed flock and I love their sweet dispositions, plus they are very pretty. If you want plenty of eggs to supply the 3 households, you might want to check into Black Australorps or sex link chickens (the red or the black)...those all are great egg layers.
Nice to have you here!