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Breeds of chickens

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by myhen7coop, Oct 1, 2015.

  1. myhen7coop

    myhen7coop Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 30, 2015
    Hi guys its myhen7coop just incase you have any question on chicken breeds I will be glad to answer I know almost all the breeds[​IMG]
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    How are you at sexing them?
  3. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2013
    Midwest America
    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

  4. Mutt Farm

    Mutt Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Good to know. welcome.
  5. Bob Kiefer

    Bob Kiefer Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 1, 2015
    Slidell, LA
    What would you consider to be a good egg layer in southeast Louisiana? I plan to purchase 3 hens very soon.

    Bob K.
  6. Mutt Farm

    Mutt Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi Bob! Welcome to BYC! Here's a great link for you to research breeds that are appropriate for your area, your needs and your housing. If you'll scroll down on the left, you can check boxes to narrow your search. https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/category/chicken-breeds
    Please start a thread in New Member Introductions, so the eggsperts can welcome you and hopefully point you in the right direction. At the top, look for start a new thread. Here's that link as well! https://www.backyardchickens.com/newsearch?search=new+member+introductions
  7. N F C

    N F C Home in WY Premium Member

    Dec 12, 2013
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
  9. cypressdrake

    cypressdrake Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 4, 2012
    Thibodaux, Louisiana.
    For egg layers in South Louisiana I would go with Marans, Barred Rocks, Orpingtons, Delawares, Heritage Rhode Island Reds. Welsummers, I said Orpingtons, just not english orpingtons if you want many eggs. The english can't take the heat and stop laying in early summer.

    I breed Black Copper Marans, Blue Copper Marans, Laveneder Orpingtons & Buff Orpingtons. These all do well in Louisiana. There are many others that will give you plenty eggs. If it's lots of eggs your after, you may want to try a sex links. I had golden comets that layed an egg a day. It's just all in what you want. If you live around many predators, sex links are not too predator wise like a heritage breed.
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2015
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  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. X2 on NorthFlChick; you could be very valuable in our What Breed or Gender is This? section. I've been raising chickens for 50 years, and I still run into things I don't know. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is loads of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.

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