Best hens for neighborhood

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chandler1245, Mar 16, 2015.

  1. Chandler1245

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    I am wanting to raise some hens. I live in a neighborhood and want some good laying hens but don't make too much noise.
     
  2. song of joy

    song of joy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This will depend on the climate where you live. What geographic area do you live in?
     
  3. Chandler1245

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    I live in South Carolina about 20 minutes from the ocean. It's warming up so it will be 80-95 degrees in the summer.
     
  4. song of joy

    song of joy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    With warm temperatures, it would be good to have hens with single combs, as they can vent heat more easily. Some good egg layers in this category include Rhode Island Reds, Barred Plymouth Rock, and Black Australorp. Dominique are also very hardy birds and good layers. Of those breeds, the RIR can sometimes be noisy.

    Sex-links are also very good layers.
     
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  5. Sill

    Sill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bielfelders are very quiet hens, lay extra large eggs, are calm and gentle. Some don't like to be held but they all will come running for treats. It's a plus that they are auto sexing so you don't have to worry if you got a roo instead of a hen. They have single combs and do well in heat.
     

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