Help Me pick Breeds!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Cats Critters, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    My neighbor who built my chicken coop and gave me a feeder ( he once had chickens) says he thinks he has an Incubator in his back room so I might have access to an incubator [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] So if I do what breed should I get? I all ready have
    5 EEs
    2 RIR
    2 WL
    7 CM
    4 BR
    2 BA
    Any and all suggestings are welcome.
    ( and I thought I would have to pay $40 something bucks for an incubator [​IMG] )
    More info in post #10 and #16
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2008
  2. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Buff Orpingtons are a must!!!!!!!
     
  3. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Brahmas, New Hampshire Reds, Dominiques, Partridge Rocks, Blue Wyandottes
     
  4. ChickNLittle

    ChickNLittle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mar 22, 2008
    Folkston, Georgia
    How about some silkies? Everybody needs one. [​IMG]
     
  5. skennedy

    skennedy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Apr 17, 2008
    Denham Springs, LA
    Dorking!!! Ancient breed favored by Caesars for their taste. Very gentle bird, prolific layer of white eggs and a good broody bird that makes a great mother. What is not to love![​IMG]
     
  6. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    I don't have much experience but our bantam cochin is the sweetest thing. We named her Coccolina meaning "tiny cuddles" in Italian. She just sits on your lap and sings so sweetly [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2008
  7. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    Everyones going to shun me for recomending these birds but... turkens. They have such a personality and withstand heat and cold very well.
     
  8. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Indiana
    Silkies and Polish and phoenix and bantam cochin! Maybe something frizzled and I agree a turken. I will hopefully be getting a half turken in some eggs I've got coming.
     
  9. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    Yeah I'm not alone in my love for turkens [​IMG].
     
  10. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    Thank but no thanks on turkens. Oh yeh they must be:
    cold hardy
    friendly
    Cute
     

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