Arg!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't Chose Breed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chickenrandomness, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. know matter who i ask, or what i say, EVERYONE says the breed of chicken i want to order is not good for a newbie like me:mad:! could anyone help? i need a breed that won't mind being picked up every minite of the day, a quiet breed, one that lays good 24/7, a rare breed that i could buy from Mypetchicken.com or Nature'shatchey.com, and one that could withstand winters 10 degrees below. Thanks for the help!
     
  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    What breed are YOU interested in? Sounds like you have something in mind.[​IMG]
     
  3. i dunno, really, thats why i made this new subject thingy.
     
  4. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

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    I not sure there is such a chicken. [​IMG]
     
  5. Capone

    Capone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi, i have black australorpes and ive had them for three years. they are very cold hardy and lay alot of eggs, there a nice docile breed, i pick mine up all the time
     
  6. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    Quote:I agree-the only thing is that they are not considered rare. Absolutely wonderful birds, though(as are Barred Rocks).
     
  7. i kind of exagerated the "24/7" thing so just please find a good layer, and i guess if it is needed, schratch out the rare breed.[​IMG]
     
  8. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    There's no such thing! For one thing, no breed lays eggs that much, and the one's that come closest are nervous and a bit flighty. (Leghorns) ///edit/// there are exceptions to the 'flighty' thing, but in general it is often true! go easy guys!!

    Just pick a basic breed and go for it, you'll learn and they'll manage! [​IMG]

    Have you looked at this chart? I find it very helpful and mostly accurate. http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/dual.html THis list is mostly placid dual purpose breeds, which is what I'd reccomend.

    At the top there's a link to a more complete list, which might have you pulling your hair out again, but just "GO for it!" It'll be fine.

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    Last edited: Sep 13, 2009
  9. farmerlor

    farmerlor Chillin' With My Peeps

    Again, not rare, but my kids carry the Buff Orps and Easter Eggers all over the place. We live at 6800 feet so it gets cold here and they lay lots of eggs....
     
  10. thanks, i think i just found my bird! welsummers are rare, good layers, and are just funny looking![​IMG]
     

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