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Breeds?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BarredCometLaced, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. BarredCometLaced

    BarredCometLaced Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breeds are good broodies, good mothers, and not too destructive in the garden? If you hav ehad a breed that matches at least not being destructive in the garden, i'd love to know! Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:They will eat your flowers and scratch and scratch... that's chicken's nature [​IMG]
     
  3. DancingHen

    DancingHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cochins are sweet gentle birds that often go broody and make terrific mothers. I have 6 of them myself. And they have super feathered feet which I have heard makes it harder for them to dig as much as smooth legged chickens. So I would recommend cochins....you could get large fowl if you want big fluffy birds, or bantams if you want smaller birds.
     
  4. BarefootMom

    BarefootMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. BarredCometLaced

    BarredCometLaced Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking cochins, i just wanted to see other peoples opinions.

    How are brahmas and silkies??
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2011
  6. nicalandia

    nicalandia Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:My Cochin Hen is a Digger...[​IMG]
     
  7. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard Japenese bantams were especially bred to be good in gardens. Many people say that due to their short legs they don't mess up gardens, but since I don't have any I don't know if it's true. I've also heard they make good broodies. [​IMG]
     

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