ideal flock?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chanamarie, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. chanamarie

    chanamarie Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 16, 2016
    Hope this is on the right board...

    Next month I'm getting eggs to incubate and these will be our first chickens since I was a child. I live in an area that has a lot of chickens/breeders, so there is some choice of what to get. I also would like a mixed flock. I want eggs and I have 2 toddlers, so I want friendly chickens. So, the breeds I'm considering now (due to people selling them nearby) are...

    Olive Eggers
    White Bearded Silkies
    Swedish Flower Hen
    LF Cochin
    Cream Legbar

    Also an option...
    Bearded, White Crested Cuckoo Polish
    Bantam Cochin
    Barnyard mix

    I'd like 6-8 chickens, understand it's a bit up in the air with hatching eggs and what you get (how many hatch, roosters, etc). Practically, i'm already leaning towards certain ones because some breeders are closer, carry multiple types, etc. But I'm still curious, what would you get in a similar situation? And how many eggs of each to make your 'ideal' flock if these were your choices?
  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2015
    Welcome to BYC, Your perfect flock is whatever you want, all of those breeds will work, if you go to meyers hatchery they can do a min of 3 chicks in a shipment come april, most hatcheries or even farm supply stores will have a min of 15 or 25 usually.

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