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what chicken breed should i get

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

hi i live in a town that is against chickens

 

but i own a farm

 

and moving back sorta soon (2 years)

 

what chicken breed should i get (i want chickens with fluffy feet)

 

please cold hardy

 

and please state egg production :jumpy

post #2 of 6

Feathered feet breeds are D'uccles, Cochins, Brahmas, French Marans, Faverolles, Langshans, Sultans and silkies.

 

That makes them less desirable in places where it snows or has muddy conditions.

 

Most except the silkies are cold hardy.

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“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #3 of 6
I have my first ever Easter chickens pekin bantoms such funny friendly creatures I love them!
post #4 of 6

If your neighbors aren't excited about chickens, I'd go for quieter varieties and limiting the amount of roosters that you have. Being in a cold climate, you're going to have to look out for frost getting stuck to their feathered feet! Although this can be a nuisance, it's not impossible to work around. Trimming their feathers in the winter can help. Otherwise, the feathers on their feet can form icicles or get them stuck to the snow.

 

If you're looking for production birds, I'd recommend Faverolles, or Marans. If you're looking for more dual purpose birds, I'd recommend Brahmas or Cochins. Otherwise, there are several breeds of chickens that have feathered feet.

 

 

 

Chickens with Feathered Feet:

 

Brahmas (standard and bantam): lay 3-4 brown eggs/week; tend to be friendly, sweet, quiet, and broody; cold and heat hardy; color varieties include buff, dark, and light

 

Cochin (standard and bantam): lay 2-3 brown eggs/week; tend to be friendly, broody; heat hardy; color varieties include barred, black, blue, brown, buff, golden laced, partridge, silver laced, and white (sometimes available in frizzle varieties)

 

d'Uccle, also known as Belgian d’Uccle, Belgian Bearded d’Uccle, Barbu d’Uccle (bantam): lay 2-3 cream eggs/week; tend to be friendly, docile, flighty, free range well, and quiet; color varieties include black, golden neck, mille fleur, mottled, porcelain, self blue, and white. They also have muffs in addition to feathered legs

 

Faverolle (standard and bantam): lay 3-4 brown eggs/week; tend to be docile, sweet, quiet; cold hardy; color varieties include salmon and white

 

Langshan (standard and bantam): lay 2-3 dark brown eggs/week; tend to be friendly, calm, and docile; color varieties include black, blue, and white

 

Maran (standard): lay 3-4 dark brown eggs/week; tend to be calm, quiet, hardy, forage and free range well; cold hardy; color varieties include cuckoo, black copper, blue copper, blue splash, golden cuckoo, silver cuckoo, wheaten, and white

 

Showgirl (bantam): lay 1 cream egg/week; tend to be docile and broody; color varieties include black, blue, buff, gray, partridge, red, splash, and white. They also have muffs, top hats, and naked necks in addition to feathered legs

 

Silkie (bantam): lay 1 cream egg/week; tend to be docile and broody; color varieties include black, blue, buff, gray, partridge, red, splash, and white. They also have muffs and top hats in addition to feathered legs

 

Sultan (standard and bantam): lay 1 white egg/week; tend to be calm; only come in white. They also have top hats in addition to feathered legs

2 Cats, 1 Dog, and 20 Chickens (2 Buff Brahams, 1 Partridge Cochin, 2 Easter Eggers, 2 Barred Rocks, 2 Wyandottes, 3 Cream Legbars, 2 Russian Orloffs, 3 Show Girls, and 3 Blue Silkies)
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2 Cats, 1 Dog, and 20 Chickens (2 Buff Brahams, 1 Partridge Cochin, 2 Easter Eggers, 2 Barred Rocks, 2 Wyandottes, 3 Cream Legbars, 2 Russian Orloffs, 3 Show Girls, and 3 Blue Silkies)
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post #5 of 6
Thread Starter 

thanks guys

 

i just chose  bantam brahmas:jumpy

post #6 of 6
I have 2 Buff Brahmas. They're very sweet birds!
2 Cats, 1 Dog, and 20 Chickens (2 Buff Brahams, 1 Partridge Cochin, 2 Easter Eggers, 2 Barred Rocks, 2 Wyandottes, 3 Cream Legbars, 2 Russian Orloffs, 3 Show Girls, and 3 Blue Silkies)
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2 Cats, 1 Dog, and 20 Chickens (2 Buff Brahams, 1 Partridge Cochin, 2 Easter Eggers, 2 Barred Rocks, 2 Wyandottes, 3 Cream Legbars, 2 Russian Orloffs, 3 Show Girls, and 3 Blue Silkies)
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