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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MILOCHICKEN, Nov 29, 2016.

  1. MILOCHICKEN

    MILOCHICKEN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need a breed of chicken that is cold hardy enough to live in ny, and lays a large amount of eggs 4-5 a week. It also should be small.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    If you check out the Breeds section, you can enter specific requirements in the search option.
     
  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

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    Look at Hendersons Chicken chart, and feathersite also for good ideas. Mary
     
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    azygous True BYC Addict

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    If you want a great egg layer, compact size, and cold hardiness, you should read up on Wyandottes. I have a couple of old ones who were laying last summer pretty regularly at age seven years.

    They are also one of the prettiest breeds with their contrasting lacing. Both silver an golden are just gorgeous.
     
  6. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    I'm also fond of EE. They meet that criteria. Check out Dominique.
     
  7. MILOCHICKEN

    MILOCHICKEN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have EE's
     
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    lutherpug Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard really great things about Speckled Sussex as far as being awesome layers in the winter as well as cold hardy and I don't think they're a particularly large breed. I would have one but there were none availale for the hatch date I needed. I definetely plan to have some in the future.

    I have a Dominique and her laying has dropped somewhat as the days are getting shorter but she is still laying. She lays smaller eggs, not sure if that's a concern.

    I'd really look into the SS, they sound like awesome birds. Good luck!
     
  9. AlvarezAcres

    AlvarezAcres Out Of The Brooder

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    I have EEs that are my best layers, and my marans do very well also. That being said I know ohio does not get as cold as ny
     

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