Second, they're a broody breed though based on their breed profileI suggeat the brabanter. I have a 5 year old that still lays a good size bright white egg 5 -6 times a week. She is a sweet girl that is very people friendly. Also great with my toddler grandkids.i dont have a rooster so i dont know thier temperament.
This is a beautiful breed that is very hard to find. I think deal poultry still sells them, but you are waitlisted.
Best wishes finding the best breed for you.
Were the dozen brabanter eggs local or online? I looked for eggs or chicks for a while because i had 2 hens left, comet-6 and brabanter -5 , so i knew i had to get more flock or i would end up with a lone hen soon. I.ended up with a dozen common breeds.Thanks! I almost bought a dozen chicks a few months ago but didn’t and now I regret it. If I can come across some good quality brabanters, then they’re definitely a possibility.
Definitely a breed I’ve considered simply due to the history of the breed. My problem now is getting good stock. I’ve never seen Iowa blues anywhere close to where I live so I’d have to have them shipped in and I really prefer to stay away from hatchery stock. How big are yours? Thanks!!
They were online. I was looking at leige fighters in a rare breed Facebook page and saw the post about brabanter chicks. I inquired about them and almost bought them but I had my mind set on buying the liege chicks. I had seen the liege right before and decided just to use the money to buy a few extra liege rather than the brabanters...that way I only have to worry about one shipment rather than two.Were the dozen brabanter eggs local or online? I looked for eggs or chicks for a while because i had 2 hens left, comet-6 and brabanter -5 , so i knew i had to get more flock or i would end up with a lone hen soon. I.ended up with a dozen common breeds.
YESSS!! I’ve always wanted to get either porcelain or spangled OEGB’s. And I understand about the Orps. I have jubilee, BBS, chocolate cuckoo, grey cuckoo, and black Orpingtons running all over the place. I used to have a pair of coronation Sussex that I thought were great. HUGE too.No experience with them yet, but OEGB.
They're at the top of my list of breeds I need.
I have only heard good things about them. I LOVE everything about them.
If I didn't already have a full house (stuffed a load of Orps into my coops) I would definitely be looking for some OEGB.
I also like Sussex. Fairly normal, well-known breed - you've probably had some yourself, but I've had a great experience with them.