Help please need question answered????

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by nordicfrost14, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. nordicfrost14

    nordicfrost14 New Egg

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    Hi all I'm new here but I would like to know what you people think is a good chicken breed for laying eggs and eating, Ive heard Rhode island reds are a good all general purpose bird is this true? But anyhow thanks for your time in this question
     
  2. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Buff Orpington make a good dual purpose bird. They are white skinned and a nice heavy breed. They lay large brown eggs and are good winter layers.

    Jody
     
  3. equine chick

    equine chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are alot of good layers out there. For white your leghorns cannot be surpassed. There are lots of good brown layers, the best i've known are the sex links.
     
  4. maggiePI

    maggiePI Out Of The Brooder

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    I like sex links too because you are not getting roosters you don't want and mine lay eggs the same size as the RIR orWyandotte.
     
  5. Menagerie

    Menagerie Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep, RIR are good for both. My mother and i both have batam silkie/cochan crosses and they lay like crazy and are real broody. the eggs are smaller but just as tasty:)
     
  6. mudhen

    mudhen confidently clueless

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    Welcome two new members!
    I have heard the same, RIR and Buff Orps are great layers and meat birds.
    How many birds are you planning on getting?
     

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