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Which chick is which

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
I want four hens with friendly docile personality who won't blow out there reproductive track like I've heard sexlinks can

I wanted four red sexlinks but they are going to be pet birds no breeding and no meat production but a few eggs a year would be nice but not like 300 a year per hen

Please help me I have to get them soon it's chick season
post #2 of 9

Red sexlinks are great.

 

so are barred rocks.

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 #3 of 9
Most hatchery birds are bred for increased egg production. If you don't want that look for a heritage or show quality breeder. Most of egg production layers are RIR, New Hampshire, barred rocks, australorps, Easter eggers. Look for local breeders, barnyard mixes make great layers.
post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
Thank you so much

How are buff orpingtons

I'm sorry but I have a weakness for red hens

My last red hen was a sexlink she was an angel
post #5 of 9
Orpingtons come in many colors and are great egg layers. I have 6 red sex links and yes they are great layers, I have 3 black sex links which are a Cochin x barred rock. So far all of mine are great layers as I bought from hatcheries for first set. Now I am getting blue copper Marans and black or blue ameracaunas. I also have rhode bars and barred rock pulleys to continue with my sex link projects.
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
You have rhode bars
So cool they are beautiful
I thought about getting one but I can't find a tractor supply or farm store with rhodebar chicks
post #7 of 9
I got my rhode bars from a breeder, most of my chickens now come from breeders, I like that they breed toward the standard
post #8 of 9
Thread Starter 
That's exactly what I'm hoping for
I want to get good quality chickens not for eggs or meat but as a family pet. I'm hoping for four red hens, and I can't decide if I should get them from a breeder or tractor supply
post #9 of 9
If you want red chickens, I would get heritage Rhode Island reds. Beautiful dark burgundy red.
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