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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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"Let God have you and let God love you. And don’t be surprised if your heart begins to hear music you’ve never heard and your feet learn to dance as never before.” -Max Lucado

"You have searched me, Lord and You know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; You perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways." -Psalm 139:1-3
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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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post #4 of 7

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

 

All the best

CT

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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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Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

Look at my flock page! http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bantamfan4lifes-flock

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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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