Deciding on a breed

Wilson Chickens

7 Years
Apr 3, 2013
Scott county KY
Hello. Wilson chickens here. I started my little flock of chickens last spring when I purchased 6 golden comet pullets from Tractor Supply. Unfortunately during the first few months of having them I ended up losing 3 of them, two to my German Shepherd and one to an owl. The other three were wonderful but I had to give them to a neighbor due to becoming pregnant and having to focus on the new baby. Now I'm considering getting back into raising a small flock again for the eggs and I'm not sure if I want to get golden comets again or have a couple golden comets and a couple of another breed. What breeds would my fellow backyard chicken raisers suggest in getting for their egg production? I am located in Stamping Ground Kentucky so the weather is hot and humid during the summer and winters are fairly mild with maybe an ice storm every now and then lol so I'll need hardy breeds that can handle the heat and semi cold. Thanks everyone.


6 Years
Sep 28, 2013
Leghorns are great for large white eggs and are heat tolerant. They lay TONS of eggs! If you are looking for egg production then leghorns are for you. Barred Rocks and Rhode Island reds might be good too. Golden Comets are very good though.


Heavenly Grains for Hens
9 Years
Jun 8, 2010
Pacific NW- where the Douglas Firs grow
Black Australorps!!!

Easter Eggers!!! (for the green and blue eggs)

Of course you will get the most eggs from the sex links such as the Golden Comets, in terms of brown egglayers. But it can be nice to have a variety so you can easily give them names.

Easter Eggers can be timid and bullied a bit by the red sex links from my experience, but every flock is different and chickens are individuals.

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