getting chicks SOON! starting a new flock what breed?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Iheartchicks<3:), Feb 27, 2011.

  1. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    Im adding on to my flock of two [​IMG] ! What breeds should i get? Im getting about 8 more, im looking for docile, medium sized, good egg laying birds!
     
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  2. WallTenters

    WallTenters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dominiques! [​IMG]
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair &amp; Feathers

    Plymouth Rock - Barred! Commonly called Barred Rocks.

    Or, Australorps.

    Or Salmon Faverolles, if you can find 'em.
     
  4. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    Well i would be getting them from my feed store, so i sadly have to say i dont think they have dominiques, or faverolles
     
  5. 3chimama

    3chimama Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    I love barred rocks! They are very tame and docile and are very hardy.
     
  6. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    I love my wellsummers! Mine lay really dark eggs and they lay good so far! What kind of birds do you currently have?

    -Nate
     
  7. InsaneBreeder

    InsaneBreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote for buff orpingtons. They are docile, friendly, good layers, and they sometimes even go broody. I must however make note of one exception to the definition of docile: my favorite BO hen has the obnoxious tendency to aggressively growl at, tear off, and run away with my hair band whenever possible. You've been warned; there are exceptions.
     
  8. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    i have a bantam/standard mixed leghorn i think (she is crossbread) and i also have a EE roo! [​IMG]
     
  9. suzettex5

    suzettex5 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Australorps are good sized, usually pretty docile (mine are, and they are pretty 'chatty' and love to talk to me!), and they are very good layers of nice tan eggs.
    If ya wanna go a bit bigger, you can go for Jersey Giants (my personall fav!), they lay nice, big, tan eggs and are VERY docile. Even my roos are exceptionally calm and nice.
     
  10. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    Okay, i think im getting orpingtons, barred rocks, and SLW! [​IMG]
     

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