I am 16 year old homeschooler, I live north of Houston, TX and I am starting a backyard chicken tractor project.
My aim is good layers (5-7 eggs per week) and a good butchering weight
I was looking to buy assortment 15 chickens of the following breeds:
2 Buff Orps.
2 Rhd. Is. Reds
2 Easter Eggers
2 Sliver Laced Wyandottes
2 Black or Red Sex Links (haven't decided yet)
2 Barred Plymouth rocks
and 1 Jersey Black Giant (to round it off)
I was looking for variety to try out some different breeds to see what worked for me.
But, last year our summer was verrry hot. That was because of the El Nino weather patterns that come through the south every 10-15 years. It is forecasted to be as or worse than last year.