I think I've narrowed it down.......need thoughts and votes..

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by emjay, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. emjay

    emjay Songster

    Sep 6, 2009
    with the coop almost finished and the ideas of what type of birds looking for, I've come up with three top choices.

    thoughts and your picks of what you like please.

    here are my top three. I could have searched through a hundred chickens, but, am trying not to complicate my life, haha.

    Orpingtons (buff..........or..)
    Plymouth Rocks (barred, white and black)
    Sussex (buff, light)

    what I'm looking for are good egg layers, including winter- I think the Sussex wins that.

    friendly, able to put up with love and doting from a 7 and 5 year old..........???

    hardy in winter.

    or should I just get four of each, lol. that would make it easier.

  2. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    One of each and an EE.
  3. M To The Maxx

    M To The Maxx Baseball+Girls=Life

    Jul 24, 2009
    Quote:I agree.
  4. hcammack

    hcammack Crowing

    Oct 5, 2007
    Salmon Faverolles are good layers and very docile and friendly
  5. danielle82

    danielle82 A Good Egg

    Apr 27, 2009
    Tonasket Wa
    I love my orpingtons

  6. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    I like the four of each idea...that way you won't feel like you should have made the "other" decision! I don't have any Sussex, to my neverending dismay, but I do have BRs and BOs. Of those two breeds, the Barred Rocks are my faves.

    RAREROO Crowing

    Jul 22, 2009
    Alapaha, Ga
    My vote is for the Barred Rocks, I love mine and they are great layers. I also want to warn you that the Light and Buff Sussex will be very expensive. You may want want to try Speckled Sussex, I have some of those and they are beautiful.
  8. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

    Aug 17, 2008
    Larry, KS
    My Coop
    I absolutely vote Barred Rocks- mine lay all winter, are cold hardy, are like lap dogs, and have fabulous clownish personalities. They always want to be held.

    It was 10 below for a week at a time on and off all winter, and they did great.
  9. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    Go for the variety pack...and add a couple EE's [​IMG]

  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Get 4 of each and a couple of EEs.

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