Ideas for breeds of chickens!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by rdcowman, Dec 13, 2016.

  1. rdcowman

    rdcowman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great thanks! Were do you get your chickens?
     
  2. rdcowman

    rdcowman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard about Murray McMurray Hatchery! I just checked out there website. they have good prices! They only have chicks, right? Do you have any advice for raising baby chicks? I have read a lot of stuff for raising baby chicks! I feel like it will be a lot of work and money to have baby chicks.

    Any Advice??
     
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I buy from breeders all across the US. Either hatching eggs, chicks, or adult birds and have them shipped to me or meet them if they are in driving distance. Or I go to some of the poultry show and buy from other show breeders.
     
  4. rdcowman

    rdcowman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool! I might try ordering chickens or chicks from Murray McMurray Hatchery this Spring! Have you ordered from them before?
     
  5. rdcowman

    rdcowman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are your favorite breeds of chickens?
     
  6. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would recommend Ideal first and Cackle second. The vast majority of the McMurray birds I've seen matured to be poor representatives of there breeds. And McMurray's prices are high for what you get. They've gone to quantity over quality. But I'll get down off my soapbox now lol.
     
  7. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Brahmas, Spitzhaubens, Sumatras, English Orpingtons, Swedish Flowers, Iowa Blues would be my top six.
     
  8. rdcowman

    rdcowman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohh... Ok! I wondered about the prices!! I'll check it out! Thanks so much for your information that you gave me! I really appreciate it!
     
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    rdcowman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Were do you get your chickens? Are bantams and Orpingtons a good cold hardy good egg laying breed?
     
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    rdcowman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed would you guys recommend? What I'm worried about is that do I need to get the same breed of chickens that I have know? The chickens that I get this spring will they get along with my other chickens?
     
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