*Good breeds?*

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Tripp16, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Ok so Im allowed to get some more chickens!!! [​IMG]

    So what breeds are good for eggs, broodiness and hatching eggs. Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. chicken farmer 1997

    chicken farmer 1997 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    laying: golden comets, black sexlinks, or any other sexlinks
    sittinf and hatching eggs: silkies, Dutch Bantams, just to name a few
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Breeds good for laying, broodiness, AND mothering chicks. . .



    Oriental Gamefowl (some less of layers than others though but Shamos are pretty dependable)

    American Gamefowl

    Araucanas

    Most heritage-bred birds (non-hatchery based Wyandottes, Plymouth Rocks, Orpingtons, Sussex, etc)

    Ameraucanas
     
  4. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My black orpingtons lay a lot of big, brown eggs. They go broody and are excellent mothers. My dorkings are good layers but when they go broody there's no stopping them until they have chicks following them around.
     
  5. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Ok Ill check those out! Thanks!
     
  6. I-Have-Happy-Hens

    I-Have-Happy-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 16, 2010
    Carrboro, NC
    Buff orps

    And Silkies
     
  7. call ducks

    call ducks silver appleyard addict

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    As Illia said most non hatchery heritage breeds are very good at laying, and brooding. While some breeds are better at certain aspects. Id think about your climate before you decide. For example if you live in a cold climate minacoras would not be the best breed to get.
     
  8. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Quote:Thanks for the thought. Will take that in my decision making. [​IMG]
     
  9. manybirds

    manybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 4, 2011
    Quote:brahma's, wyandotte's, californian white hybrid, sumatra's (very hard to find, espcially good ones), orprington
     
  10. manybirds

    manybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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