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Breed suggestions

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by FlChickenMama, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. FlChickenMama

    FlChickenMama Just Hatched

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    Hey everyone, I'm new to BYC but I've been around chickens my whole life. I usually just buy whatever my local feed store has in the spring but I want something different this time. Something a little more rare. I currently have 3 Barred rock hens. they are 4 years old HUGE and pushy as hell. The biggest frequently chases my 2 year old. [​IMG]

    I'm looking to add in about 5 or 6 more hens. I live in Central FL so a good heat tolerant variety would be great. I don't care about them laying tons of eggs or the color of the eggs. I more or less just enjoy watching them scratch around the yard and would like to raise a few really pretty varieties. They need to be able to stand up against Big Bertha (as we have dubbed her).


    Thank you.
     
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2016
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    FlChickenMama Just Hatched

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  3. SueT

    SueT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi FLchickenmama, I have a young barred rock and hope she doesn't grow up to be pushy! Because I have a Rhode Island Red that's pushy. Anyway, I suggest you look at all the breed reviews, they're full of info, photos, advice, etc. There are forums on specific breeds as well. I love to go to county fairs and see the poultry displays and talk to all the chicken people. There are a lot of them here in July and Aug, I don't know about in FL, tho I used to live in Melbourne before my chicken days. Good luck!
     
  4. FlChickenMama

    FlChickenMama Just Hatched

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    Thank you those are good suggestions. Ill check my Ag extension and see if we are having any poultry shows soon. If not I guess I have to wait until our 4H and FFA have the fair.
     

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