Breed opinions?

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

  1. DuckiesPLZ

    DuckiesPLZ Out Of 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 Out Of 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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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