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Best All Around Breed

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by OSUman, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    I know this has been asked alot but i could never find a solid answer.
    What is the best breed for a self sufficient farm?
    It has to dress out nice, be broody, be good tempered and lay a good amount of eggs.
     
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2009
  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    I'm betting something like Buff Orpingtons. I've heard great things about them.


    Btw, I agree with your sig! Go marching band! [​IMG]
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Partridge Rocks are good layers, lay a nice sized egg and they go broody, they are also excellent meat birds.
     
  4. standardbanty

    standardbanty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Stick With the American Class. RIR, Delaware etc.. I get Delawares and New Hamps from. www.Whitmorefarm.com Great stock.
     
  5. OSUman

    OSUman GO BUCKS

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    How are the delewares in weight?
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Delawares are as big or bigger than a Partridge Rock, but do they get broody?
     
  7. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    Rhode Island Red..

    Chris
     
  8. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

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    Get rock and orpingtons. I also reccomend getting 1 leghorn for every member of your family. Our orps and rocks lay every other dayish but we have 3 leghorns and get 1 egg a day from each of them. They are small build and don't eat much, roost high in my trees and are egg laying machines!
     
  9. RAREROO

    RAREROO Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say Barred Rocks. Mine fit the qualities you listed perfectly.

    Though I don't think you will find a solid answer,as there are many great breeds out there and everyone has different opinions.
     
  10. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Langshans...but then there's the chance they'll just decide to STAY broody. My hen has layed all of 1/2 and egg in 6 months thanks to her hormones...the others are laying almost constantly.
     

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