help me plan for spring!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickensducks&agoose, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just discovered that we've lost our Spitzhauben (very, very sad), and am now planning for next spring. I want to get 6 hens, one spitzhauben, one of those brabanters, and 4 that lay well. we've already got a good assortment of birds, from cochins to EEs to brahma and fayoumis... what do you think we should get?
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Where are you planning on ordering from? [​IMG]
     
  3. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    I don't know, probably Ideal. I couldn't find spitzhaubens at McMurrays.
     
  4. UGAchick

    UGAchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe something Frizzle?? I love seeing that variety in a backyard flock
     
  5. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  6. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Get some Chanteclers, Faverolles, and Barnevelders. They're beautiful, and I'm pretty sure they all tend to be nice and calm.
     
  7. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Im thinking about a spitzhauben, a jaerhorn, a delaware and a sussex... and 2 more. I've got 2 chanteclers and they're good birds. I also have a faverolle, which is the stupidest, weirdest chicken I've ever seen... it's really likely that it's just this particular bird, she had a rough start... but I'd have to see/hear a bunch of good things about faverolles before I'd consider getting another! And Barnvelders, those sound great! I live where it often gets below -10 degrees in winter, so winterhardy is really important. frostbite is rare, but I have had it happen to a roo once. I love planning for spring... although I do have 4 chicks under a lamp in the coop right now...
     
  8. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chickensducks&agoose :

    I live where it often gets below -10 degrees in winter, so winterhardy is really important.

    GLWs are beautiful and winter-hardy!!!​
     

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