Breed advice needed

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by DS17, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. DS17

    DS17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am looking to add to my flock. I realize this may not happen till spring but I'm doing some research now. I have a RIR rooster, 3 bared rocks, 4 black sex link and 2 partridge Cochin bantams. I am not set up for a hen to go broody so I would prefer a breed that is not as prone for bloodiness as I have the 2 bantum Cochins. This is a hobby for me and I have chickens for the eggs, not really for the meat. What breeds are good with the breeds I already have and are good with people as I have 6 year old who looves to help with the chickens. Any advice is greatly appreciated!! Thanks in advance :)
     
  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hello & welcome! [​IMG] A couple of nice, dependable and docile breeds are Plymouth rocks, Australorps & Wyandottes. All are good egg-layers and can be dual purpose if you want.
    Enjoy your birds,
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I would suggest Australorps. They are extremely hardy, calm and gentle (our children and granddaughter made lap pets of them), and excellent layers of large, brown eggs. Australorps will sometimes go broody (as will most any breed) but not excessively so. Whatever breeds you decide to add, good luck with your flock.
     
  4. DS17

    DS17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you both for your replies! I am enjoying my flock! I love wyndottes, Do they tend to be more on the broody side?
    I need to look into Australorps!
     
  5. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Wyandottes can be broody, but mine never have been. I think maybe it depends upon the type of Wyandotte - I have SLW
     
  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome. My Wyandottes have gone broody occasionally but not excessively so. Hatchery birds which are bred for egg production tend to go broody less often than those from private breeders as the hatcheries tend to breed the broodiness out of them.
     
  7. America1776

    America1776 New Egg

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    Does anybody know where I can order Maylay chicks? I can't find them anywhere.
     
  8. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Try posting in the old and rare breeds thread - you may have more luck.
     
  9. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    If you have a 6 year old, I highly recommend getting a few Easter eggers. Kiddos love those colored eggs, and the hens are usually different enough the littles can tell them apart.
     
  10. Weehopper

    Weehopper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Google them. I found a breeder by doing that. I'll see if I bookmarked it to get you a link.
     

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