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Help me figure this out, too many chicks!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by carousel, Apr 14, 2008.

  1. carousel

    carousel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay
    first I'm having a blast and enjoying taking great care of my kids. I had NO idea I would enjoy raising chicks SO Much!
    I figured it would be EASY when the time came to find homes for extras! NOT SO
    and here is the problem!
    I figure at most I can keep 5 of this group! I already have 3 others plus I have already decided 2 of my chicks I'm keeping for sure (based on personality a BSL and an EE)
    but I have NO idea how to decide!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Here are the chicks I have to choose from!
    Partidge Rock
    BLRW
    Speckled Sussex
    Australop
    Barred Holland
    Danish Leghorn
    La Fleche
    Russian Orloff
    Delaware


    qualities I care about?
    good egg laying, good personality, interesting to look at, varied flock and varied egg colors.
    So far my SS is a bit reserved
    the chicks in italics are not even 3 weeks old so still trying to figure out their personality the top 4 are 7 weeks old.


    HELP!
    CS
     
  2. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I would keep a Delaware, BLRW, and a Speckled sussex they are all fairly good egg layers and great to look at toghether with the two breed you have already chosen.

    Good Luck with you new flock,
    Henry
     
  3. amazondoc

    amazondoc Cracked Egghead

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    Nonono. She gives ME the rock, Wyandotte, Sussex, and Australorp, and she keeps the rest. ;-)
     
  4. ChickNLittle

    ChickNLittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For sure, keep the delaware. [​IMG]
     
  5. MS9325

    MS9325 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Australorps, are gorgeous when they grow up with the beatiful green, purple sheen, and they are egg laying machines.
     
  6. carousel

    carousel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I knew you guys could help LOL
    too funny WHAT was I thinking!
    time to move to a FARM <G>
    CS
     

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