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Helping decide on chicken breeds?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by armdchicken, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. armdchicken

    armdchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2012
    Fairbanks, alaska
    I want to get more chickens to add to my flock. I was wanting to get some colorful chickens but not sure what breeds. Right now i have two production reds, a chocolate EE, a mutt bantam, an orpington, a brown leghorn, and a game cross. I wanted a cold hardy chicken that is friendly and a somewhat reliable layer. Any suggestions are welcome.
     
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  2. ccar2000

    ccar2000 Out Of The Brooder

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    It would be helpful to know your location/climate and what type of facilities you have
     
  3. armdchicken

    armdchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2012
    Fairbanks, alaska
    We live in Alaska and it gets up to -37 but the chickies are staying in a nice warm coop during the winter.
     
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  4. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can't go wrong with easter eggers. They are always a surprise.
     
  5. armdchicken

    armdchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2012
    Fairbanks, alaska
    Yeah, we have a EE who is gorgeous and friendly too
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  6. armdchicken

    armdchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2012
    Fairbanks, alaska
    so...anyone have suggestions?
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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  8. armdchicken

    armdchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2012
    Fairbanks, alaska
    ok i will [​IMG]
     
  9. armdchicken

    armdchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2012
    Fairbanks, alaska
    [​IMG]Love the Icelandic chickens...but...where would i get them in alaska...??? TOTALLY want these birds
     
  10. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    AKMichelle is in Alaska. She has Icelandics. [​IMG]
     

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