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What's the best breed for me?!

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

I've been thinking about adding a backyard coop for sometime now, but before I do I'd like to do as much research as possible.  Does anyone have any suggestions on what would be a good breed for me?

 

I live in Florida and would like a breed that can:

  • tolerate the heat
  • is relatively quiet (no roosters for me)
  • produces eggs - at any rate
  • docile/friendly
  • would do well cooped at night
  • and can help me with any pest problems in my garden

 

Is there a chicken breed for me?!

 

Thanks

post #2 of 5

I like black australorps. They match everything you have listed. There are lots of breeds that match all of these things. You can learn a little about Black Australorps here. http://www.backyardchickens.com/products/australorp I own 2 and there great.

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If you have any questions about Coccidiosis, Mites & Lice, Worms, Molting, Vent Gleet, Bumble Foot, Egg Binding, or Prolapsed Oviduct, feel free to ask me about it or pm me.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mites-lice-treatment-and-prevention
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickens-loosing-feathers-managing-your-flocks-molt
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post #3 of 5

several, but you won't want chickens in the garden till after harvest. 

 

dust bath pits and leaf eating happen- frequently.

 

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

 

I picked: 

 

Climate - hot

Broodiness- Seldom (unless you'll want to hatch chicks, but then half of those will be roosters- just buy sexed pullets)

 

and did not fill anything else out- got a bunch of hits.

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 Scientist and Tutor, expert at nothing, opinions on everything.

2012 Art Contest runs till Midnight EST Dec 31st 2012

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/634433/2012-coloring-contest-rule-thread

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post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 

Thanks!  I've really liked everything I've read on the Australorps so far. thumbsup.gif
 

post #5 of 5

I hope you find a good breed that you like.

If you have any questions about Coccidiosis, Mites & Lice, Worms, Molting, Vent Gleet, Bumble Foot, Egg Binding, or Prolapsed Oviduct, feel free to ask me about it or pm me.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mites-lice-treatment-and-prevention
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickens-loosing-feathers-managing-your-flocks-molt
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If you have any questions about Coccidiosis, Mites & Lice, Worms, Molting, Vent Gleet, Bumble Foot, Egg Binding, or Prolapsed Oviduct, feel free to ask me about it or pm me.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/mites-lice-treatment-and-prevention
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/chickens-loosing-feathers-managing-your-flocks-molt
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