I would like to get 5 chicks. As far as breeds, I will be getting them from the feed store and am waiting to receive their chick list to see for sure which breeds I can get at the same time. I would like a mixed flock that includes Plymouth Rocks and Buckeyes, and maybe an Ameracauna/EE. I also am interested in Welsummers and to a lesser extent Orpingtons and Australorps. Haha! So to answer your question I have no idea which breeds I will end up with!
Lol! That's called chicken math. You will always end up with more than what you planned. 😂 Are they just for eggs or meat too? I have 8 hens (not including my silkies)... My best layers have been my Rhode Island Red, Australorp, and Barred Rock. They have continued to lay and lay and lay! Amazing! My 2 EE girls stopped at the end of summer but I remember when I got my first blue egg! I recently lost my cuckoo Maran to a bobcat and she was my darkest egg layer. Makes me want to get a Welsummer too so I can get a colorful basket. Someone gave me a Blue Maran during the summer but I'm not sure I've ever gotten an egg from her.