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What are the best breeds to raise up north that produce medium to high egg amounts? thank you in advance.
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Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

 

The breeds I would suggest that would be best for you and your location are: Buff Orpingtons, Black Australorps, Rhode Island Reds, Sex-Links, Brahmas, Sussex, Wyandottes, Easter Eggers, Faverolles and Marans. All these birds are hardy in cold weather and are known to lay large/medium eggs of great quantity.

 

I would also suggest checking these links out. :)

http://www.backyardchickens.com/products/category/chicken-breeds

http://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-pick-the-right-chicken-breeds-for-you

Best of luck and welcome to the flock!:frow

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F.R.E.E.D.O.M--In order to truly appreciate true freedom, you must:
First Remember Everything Emmanuel Did On account of Mankind
-Sarah/me

Take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn... Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.
-Psalm 37:4-7
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You may also like to post on your state thread and ask locals  what breeds do best and what type of coop you should have for the weather extremes, etc.  :welcome

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Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

 

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You may also like to post on your state thread and ask locals  what breeds do best and what type of coop you should have for the weather extremes, etc.  welcome-byc.gif
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Any of the orpingtons are great but there are a large variety which do well up there. We raised Rhode Island Reds a lot up on the range. My sister is doung great with a barnyard mix and my nephew is enjoying Red Sex link up that way.
3 BLRW and 3 Buffs
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