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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SeanBlack, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. SeanBlack

    SeanBlack Out Of The Brooder

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    What breed should i get i need one that is good in winter (Irish) and is a good egg layer ;) [​IMG]
     
  2. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm a huge fan of red sex links--Cinnamon Queens, Red Stars, Golden Buffs--whatever your hatchery decides to call them. They may not be a "breed" per se, but I really love mine. Quiet and calm, and tons and tons of giant eggs.

    For a more heritage breed, I like Barred Rocks. Rocks are pretty, lay well through the winter, and are good eating.

    I have a true dislike of Buff Orpingtons (they never did lay well, and they ate a ton, and never went broody which is their claim to fame, and had no personality) but many people will probably suggest them.
     
  3. SeanBlack

    SeanBlack Out Of The Brooder

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    Ya ive read that about the buffs an what about rhode island reds
     
  4. LukensFarms

    LukensFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Reds are good and so are barred.
     
  5. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    I've had Rhode Island Red and New Hampshire Reds. Didn't like either breed. Both were very flighty--worse than my Leghorns, even--and they didn't lay anywhere NEAR as well as my sex-links do.
    I keep a RIR rooster, because he makes sex-links with my Barred Rocks and Columbian Wyandottes, but I'm not going to get any more RIR hens. In fact, I sold those hens when they were less than a year old, now that I think about it. I guess I REALLY didn't like them. :)
     

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