Help! What breed should I get?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by CrazyChookz, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. CrazyChookz

    CrazyChookz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys.

    I recently built a new coop, which meant we could welcome about 3 more chickens to the coop. What are some breed suggestions? I have been looking at araucana, the blue egg layer. I would like to get a friendly chook that lays lots of eggs. I might also be considering a rooster to control by bossy hen.

    Thanks everyone!
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  2. maidenwolfx80

    maidenwolfx80 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love EE"s and ameracaunas. Both are friendly and take charge in my experience. Any of the plymouth rock group are great friendly birds with a large and in charge attitude. Out of my flock the bantams have everyone in check lol especially my sebrite.
     
  3. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well, there are some factors when considering breeds one beeing space....I dont know what you have already, but rhode island reds are excellent egg layers, and the roosters tend to dominate in an aggresive fashion. Araucanas are pretty nice also.....
    I have three barred rocks and think theyre great. lay well, and rule my flock
     
  4. I really like my EEs (they, like ameraucanas and araucanas lay blue and/or green eggs, and are extremely similar the ameraucanas, just easier to find, around here at least).

    I also like:

    (Standard):
    Sussex
    Naked Necks
    Plymouth Rocks
    Orpingtons
    Jersey Giants
    Faverolles
    Cochin (standard and bantams)
    Brahmas

    (Bantam)
    D'Uccle and booted bantam
    D'Anver (mine is a GREAT layer)

    I know it's hard to choose though!

    Best of Luck~Ms.B. :)
     
  5. CrazyChookz

    CrazyChookz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys
    looking for some day old chicks online right now...
    Seems there arent many breeders in VIC where I live-just commercial ones where u have to buy 100 chickens [​IMG].
     
  6. LolaBlue

    LolaBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where abouts in Vic are you? (I'm also in Vic).
    I really like our Araucana!
     
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