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Help me decide what breed layer to get! Buff orp, Delaware, Speckled Sussex

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I've narrowed it down to my 3 favorites : Buff orpington, Delaware, or speckled Sussex. I haven't found anyone selling locally yet  so they will probably end up being hatchery birds. I just can't make up my mind which ones to get and which hatchery to get them from! ( I've used Ideal in the past )

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/da-bator (My incubator Build)

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/da-bator (My incubator Build)

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post #2 of 7
Why not one of each since they are all dual purpose birds?.
Philippians 4:19 And my God will supply all your NEEDS according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:5 Let your gentleness be evident to all

My breeds - Buff orpingtons, buff orpigton/rir mix, black & red Stars,1 Araucana hen, Delawares & RIR.
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Philippians 4:19 And my God will supply all your NEEDS according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:5 Let your gentleness be evident to all

My breeds - Buff orpingtons, buff orpigton/rir mix, black & red Stars,1 Araucana hen, Delawares & RIR.
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post #3 of 7
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I'm not wanting mixed breed birds once they start breeding. I have only have two pens set up so I need to narrow it down to 1 or 2 breeds at most for now. 

My Flock includes : 

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/da-bator (My incubator Build)

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My Flock includes : 

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/da-bator (My incubator Build)

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post #4 of 7

If I didn't have family to consider, I'd have only one breed.  We have Naked Necks, White Chanteclers and Dark Cornish.

 

With your breeds, I'd go for the Sussex.  Cackle Hatchery used to have some very nice ones...don't know if they still deal with them or not.  Just checked...they still have them.

 

http://www.cacklehatchery.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=speckled+Sussex

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We live in West 'By God' Virginia 

 

 

                                                    When Tyranny is Certain and Loss of Freedom is Nigh

                                                                  Revolution is Demanded of All Patriots

 

 

      

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post #5 of 7

i think you should get buff orpingtons

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Poultry obsessed and proud!  

 

God's not dead

 

Own 3 ducks, 5 pigeons and 13 chickens

 

Whovian for life

 

#WHOLOCK

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post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thank you 

My Flock includes : 

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/da-bator (My incubator Build)

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My Flock includes : 

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/da-bator (My incubator Build)

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post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by SportTees View Post
 

Thank you 


The Orpingtons are excellent birds but they are prone to disease, as are all birds.  However, the Sussex have considerably more resistance to many of the more lethal ones.

We live in West 'By God' Virginia 

 

 

                                                    When Tyranny is Certain and Loss of Freedom is Nigh

                                                                  Revolution is Demanded of All Patriots

 

 

      

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We live in West 'By God' Virginia 

 

 

                                                    When Tyranny is Certain and Loss of Freedom is Nigh

                                                                  Revolution is Demanded of All Patriots

 

 

      

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