Hey everyone. Lovely meeting you all.
I've been looking to get a pair of new friends/egg layers. I live in a very cold climate(around -20F during winters at worst) I find it quite challenging to find information about keeping chickens and hen in these temperatures.
I'm not sure which breed to pick out of, because there is just way too many to choose from. I live in Northern Europe (Not UK) so availability is one thing to consider.
Main purpose egg, but the chickens should be edible, but I dont care if it tastes any good or if its plenty of meat. I want them to allow socializing, and not being too loud, as I live in a quite small neighbourhood.
I looked up some using the CheckBox system to find chickens(through this site) These are the ones I came up with, that had a decent amount of reviews.
Golden Sex Link
Prone to health problems
The Brahma seems to be known for being calm.
I assume that the Batmans are the best for me, but what are you alls opinions?
I havnt searched on the forum for this but I'll ask when I'm at it anyway. What does this mean? APA/ABA Class Does it matter? Is laws involved?
Would these chickens require any special Coop, as it does get very cold. I'm thinking of isolating with some material, but then in the summer, is it risk of getting too hot? What are the operating temperatures of a chicken?
I'm not looking for any Roosters at the moment.
I'm looking for 2-3 Chickens in total. Because I live at home with my parents, I must make it quite subtile.
Do they enjoy the shadow or the sun? Or both? Sunrise location or sunset location?(Depending on which side of the house)
I've looked up some laws about the Coops and chicken keeping and it's a Clear on that.
Thank you all in advance. And I hope to see you all soon. Regards Error.