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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ritrimble, Dec 6, 2015.

  1. ritrimble

    ritrimble New Egg

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    I am trying to find a couple of good layers that are a cold hardy breed. I reside in York, Pa. Can anyone provide suggestions?
    Thanks,
    Rick
     
  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchaholic Extrordinaire Premium Member

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    Glad you found our site! Lots of breeds would do well in PA. If you want good layers, you can't go wrong with sex links. They are excellent layers of big brown eggs and do well in the cold. Leghorns are great white egg layers, but their combs can be a bit of trouble in the winter. Mine have never had any problems, though. For fun eggs colors you could go with Easter Eggers, which lay a green or blue egg. As a bonus, their pea combs are very resistant to cold weather and they almost never get frostbite. There are lots of other good breed choices too :)
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi Rick and welcome to our community here at BYC - i hope you enjoy being a member like the rest of us.

    CT
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Pyxis has given you some very good examples. In general chickens are much more tolerant of cold, than heat.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC, Rick. Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on the Sex Links suggested by Pyxis. I especially like the Black Sex Links as they are very friendly and hardy laying machines that will churn out more than 300 large brown eggs per hen per year with double yolks not being uncommon. I've been especially impressed with how persistent they are in laying in really cold winter weather. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  6. AnimalsRmyLife

    AnimalsRmyLife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope you continue to have a wonderful time here! We're glad to have you join us!
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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  9. ritrimble

    ritrimble New Egg

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    Found a few hens...cross bred..silkies..bantam..easters. Seller claimed they would be good layers, most of her hens lays brown eggs, but a few dark green eggs have been found in the nests.
     
  10. ritrimble

    ritrimble New Egg

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    Omg....woohoo my hens have laid their first egg for me!!!!! I am just sloop excited.
     

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