hampshire breed?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ams3651, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    My local craigslist lists 'hampshire" chickens, I am assuming they are New Hampshire which is what I found when I searched.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Hampshire_(chicken)
    basically says its a "souped" up rir but more for meat than eggs

    Any experience with them?
     
  2. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    oops...someone asked a similar question yesterday and I missed it till now......
     
  3. 6chix

    6chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 2 hens are friendly. They are quite vocal though. Definatly the loudest chickens I own.
     
  4. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think since they are on craigs list they can not be NEW and USED Hampshires just doent sound right. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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  6. bantyman

    bantyman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have had New Hamshires and love them to death. They are a breed that has come from the RIR and a couple more breeds. They are generally gentle and easy to get along with. The roosters are either aggresive or easy going. The ones I have had have been real laid back and the best things you could ever want. The hens lay up a storm and have even had one go broody and hatch them out.If I ever go back to the large breeds the New Hanpshire would be the way to go.[​IMG]
     
  7. OHChick

    OHChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    where you said more for meat than eggs.... i don't know about that. i get nearly one egg per day per hen, sounds like pretty good egg production to me! [​IMG]

    i also have Barred Rock hens, the NH Reds are sweeter, but to be fair, i got the BRs as adults and raised the NH from chicks, so that probably comes into play.
     
  8. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    Im just still trying to figure out what kind we want, theres so much info! We want something nice looking, doesnt matter how much noise they make (actually I wouldnt mind annoying my neighbor:rolleyes: ) I want eggs and broody once and a while. I saw these, seems like she raises them, and thought it sounded like a good mix.

    My son is helping a neighbor tear down a camping trailer and Im getting all the wood and maybe the flooring, I cant wait to get started! I want to get pullets so Im waiting for it to warm up around here.
     

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