Breed opinions?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by DuckiesPLZ, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. DuckiesPLZ

    DuckiesPLZ In the Brooder

    Aug 22, 2011
    Ello, will be getting my first mini-flock of chickens come spring! So excited! BUT, I am wondering about the breeds... I would prefer something that doesn't lay a TON of eggs, and are their breeds that are generally more even tempered or friendly? Can I get a few breeds and keep them together, I DON'T PLAN ON BREEDING THE CHICKENS [​IMG] I'm going to start building the coop soon, I'm SO EXCITED! If you have suggestions, Of course I would LOVE pictures!

  2. bufforpingtonfan

    bufforpingtonfan In the Brooder

    Sep 5, 2011
    orpingtons are nice and lay 3 eggs a week
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Of course you can mix different breeds! [​IMG] I've had over 13 different breeds of hens sharing a pasture before.

    I'd say anything you feel like getting is likely going to be a calm, friendly breed with moderate to high egg laying. Just avoid Leghorns, Minorcas, Anconas, and the skinnier type breeds. Also avoid Sex-Links, as they lay a LOT.
  4. GotGame

    GotGame Songster

    Jul 13, 2010
    NE of OKC
    Modern Game Bantams are real people friendly, hardy and lay decent. Plus they dont eat much at all.
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2011

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