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What chicks do you suggest?

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

We will be getting at least 6 more chicks  this spring.I am looking for something new.Something that lays great,but still makes a good pet.

I was look into Favorolles,Austrolorps,Rhode Island reds,and possibly even a cochin.

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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post #2 of 7

Welsummers are terrific layers of jumbo red eggs and they often are very affectionate with people. So are EEs, and their blue and green eggs brighten up an egg box.

post #3 of 7

:Dwellsummers are great so are cochins. Australorps are very friendly and hold the world record of 364 eggs in 365 days. so that might be great for you


Edited by Adamschickfarm - 2/7/16 at 7:39am
 I have two amercaunas, two wellsummers , two lakenvelders ,a silver laced cochin, a golden laced cochin, a buff  brahma , a jersey giant, a cream brabranter, and a buff orphinton.   And yes the chicken in the picture is mine.
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 I have two amercaunas, two wellsummers , two lakenvelders ,a silver laced cochin, a golden laced cochin, a buff  brahma , a jersey giant, a cream brabranter, and a buff orphinton.   And yes the chicken in the picture is mine.
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post #4 of 7
Australorp is almost always mentioned as the next chicken to get when people are asked here. They are docile and excellent layers of brown eggs, average about 300 eggs per year! I have one and really love her temperament. She gentle with my family, doesn't pick on other chickens yet isn't one to get picked on either. If you are going the route of feed store chicken or hatchery mail order I would definitely recommend this breed.
I currently have a mixed flock with 11 chickens. This spring I'm going to get 6 Bielefelders! I'm super excited about this breed. It sounds like they will be even more docile and friendly than my Australorp!! This batch will also include my first rooster so I definitely wanted one that won't be overly aggressive...we'll see how that pans out. Biels lay HUGE brown eggs, about 200 per year which translates into 4 per week. They are really pretty to look at too!

"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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post #5 of 7
Thread Starter 

Looks Welsummmesr are on the list and  austrolorps.

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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post #6 of 7

Maybe this is just at the top of my criteria because I live in a place where an average winter sees teens below and cold means 20s below.

 

That said it seems a little irresponsible to me to recommend breeds without knowing your climate.

post #7 of 7
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Originally Posted by birds4kids View Post

Maybe this is just at the top of my criteria because I live in a place where an average winter sees teens below and cold means 20s below.

That said it seems a little irresponsible to me to recommend breeds without knowing your climate.
Good point, Biels are best suited for cold climates, though I do know there's a breeder of them in Arizona!

"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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"When raising chickens you must think like a chicken...NOT like a human!"

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies-diseases-injuries-before-they-happen 

 

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