Help me choose a Breed

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chickensrock10110, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. Chickensrock10110

    Chickensrock10110 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone!I currently own serama bantams and I am looking to get an egglaying breed - as seramas are not really known for egglaying!
    Not sure if there is such a breed of chicken but here it goes;
    ...I want quiet hens.I would possibly add a rooster so a quiet rooster breed is a plus!
    ...I want the hens to be excellent egglayers that lay eggs almost every day.
    ...I dont like chickens that eat alot of food so I guessing they have to be small to medium sized.
    ....Egg color does not matter.
    Also, wanted to get a minimum of 5 eggs a day.How many hens should I get?
     
  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:at least 5, what breed should you pick? Im not sure... But the Black australorps my aunt owned pretty much "fit the frame" for those. they also lay big eggs + brown.. (or at least these did)
     
  3. conroy

    conroy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would go with australorps
     
  4. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

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    Oh, I politely disagree this time on Australorps even though they are a super breed. The eat alot and the roo is super loud. Them girls lay out some eggs..and nice ones at that. But go with something smaller. You know what comes to my mind with what your asking for- a bantam RIR (rhode island red).

    Also, I noticed your new so.... [​IMG]

    I also have Seramas, I adore my Serama girls. Mine are good layers, I've noticed each of my hen lays for two days strait and off one day, so not too bad. But goodness it just takes so many to make an omlet!
     

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