best types of hens?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Wife says no chickens, Jul 26, 2011.

  1. Wife says no chickens

    Wife says no chickens Out Of The Brooder

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    When. Time comes, I will be looking for 3 to 4 hens for laying eggs. I plan on building a chicken tractor style coop. Should I get chickens based on how they look or look for chickens with behaviors best suited for smaller housing?
     
  2. hcppam

    hcppam Chillin' With My Peeps

    if you want layers look for them, breeds good for your area, than what you like the looks of [​IMG]
     
  3. Hillbilly Hen

    Hillbilly Hen Overrun With Chickens

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    Also consider where you live. If you are in a cold climate then you need a more cold hardy breed. Try the breed selector tool at the top of the page under breeds. That might help.
     
  4. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    How are you going to pull this off with your wife?[​IMG]

    I went to the farm store and brought home a few chickens after hubby said NO MORE! Teehee... Honestly, rhode island reds, Cochins,Easter eggers, Sussex, sex links, Wyandotte's, ect... There are so many to choose from. You can buy standard or bantam(mini chickens). Research the breeds and find what's pleasing to look at within the docile breeds. Good luck.

    Oh, we brought home chicks before our coop and run were built.
     
  5. CMTSMWC

    CMTSMWC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Australorps!!! My two girls each give me an egg a day faithfully. Brahmas also, mine are very sweet and handle confinement well and are easy to handle. I love my Barred Rock girls too! Awesome personalities and great layers too, very easily handled.
     
  6. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    Hello [​IMG] from Hesperia,CA and [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    If you want LOTS of eggs. Black Sex Links or Pearl White Leghorns. They are the egg laying machines.
     
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from Ohio. So glad you joined. Good advice given. [​IMG]
     
  9. Cadjien_De_Louisiane

    Cadjien_De_Louisiane SWLA Gamefowl Breeder

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