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 I have Isa Browns, Black Sex Links, Rhode Island Reds, Bantams, Aracaunas, Barred Rocks, Light Brahama, Buff Orpington, Lavender Orpington, Jersey Giants, Partridge Cochin, Talbout Polish, Lakenvelder and Welsommer. I got them for fresh farm eggs. We've always loved farm eggs and have gotten bad ones a few times and I decided I wanted my own chickens so I knew that the eggs were collected as they should be. Some of them I got just to add color to my flock and they are beautiful! This is my 1st time having them so I'm learning as I go. The oldest are 9 months, and then 7 months and the youngest are 3-1/2 months. The 1st batch I got at TSC, the second batch from a Poultry farm a couple hours from here and the youngest I ordered from Townline Poultry. I had the ones from Townline Poultry less than 24 hours after they were born and didn't lose a single one out of 32!  I sell some of the eggs and my family goes through a lot too. Once the youngest start laying in another month or so I'm probabaly going to be getting 4-5 dozen a day.  Can't wait!  smile.png

Any specific breeds that you own you would suggest I dont get if using them for dual purpose (meat and eggs). Like the bantams probably.
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If you are going dual praise don't get the Polish either. They are smaller than the regular ones. The Lakenvelder lays a medium to large white egg. All the rest are pretty good!
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