Any standard hen suggestions?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Bisqit&Gravy, May 17, 2008.

  1. Bisqit&Gravy

    Bisqit&Gravy Songster

    Mar 14, 2008
    I'm getting close to ordering from Ideal b/c I can't find any female pekin ducks anywhere. Since I'm ordering I'll get some more chickens too.
    Right now I have the two bantams and my huge silkie mix girl. Plus, the two bantam chicks that I will be finding homes for if they really are roos.
    I will be ordering bantams but really want one standard size hen. I weighed Hashbrown(silkie mix) and she's 3.7 lbs. She gets along get with the 2 bantams.

    I have a Meyer hatchery catalog I was looking through as reference and it has weights listed but I noticed the weights didn't match Ideal?? It has a few listed as docile but not much for the others.

    Any suggestions to an easy going breed that will be close to Hashbrown's size?
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    One of my (standard) light brahma hens is the sweetest thing. Actually all of my light brahmas are sweet. My buff brahma hens are second in the sweetness dept., with the darks being standoffish, except for my dark roo. The hens are suppose to weigh 9 lbs. grown and I can tell that's not gonna be a problem for these girls. Mine came from Ideal.

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