If You Could Only Have 6 Chickens...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by thecreekhouse, Jan 29, 2019.

  1. thecreekhouse

    thecreekhouse Songster

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    What breeds would you choose if you could only have 6 hens, and why?

    I would have:

    A Silkie
    A large Cochin
    An Olive Egger
    An Ameracauna or Araucana
    A Wellsummer
    A Rhode Island Red

    (I have 4 of those breeds and will likely add the Wellsummer and RIR when the opportunity arises.)
     
  2. BuffOrps32

    BuffOrps32 Songster

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    I would have:
    1. Sussex: Friendly and cute, good layers
    2. Lavender Orpington: Always wanted and cute, amazing layer
    3. 4 Silkies: I love the floof and very very cute and I need show chickens
     
  3. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    I would move where I could have more!!!!! :lau I have too many favorites...... but, EE, Brahmas, Marans, Lavender Orpingtons would be top of my list!
     
  4. WindingRoad

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    2 White leghorns.
     
  5. Acre4Me

    Acre4Me Crowing

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    If only 6 pullets/hens, then I would go for a variety of color and looks, likely having 6 different breeds.

    EE are fun bc they vary in color, and ours have quirky personalities.

    Polish are fun due to looks/coloration.

    Salmon Faverolles are fluffy/puffy and look almost like little owls when sitting in the cold (fluffed up).

    Silver laced Wyandotte’s have beautiful coloration and our current one is inquisitive and sassy.

    Our BJG are big and interesting to watch, but not sure I’d have one in just a flock of 6...

    We had dark brown Leghorns, and didn’t like them...but they were quite active and a bit odd at times, but in a flock of 6 an active bird would be fun to watch. We also had a silver spangled Hamburg (unfortunately a male) that was active like the Leghorns, and very attractive so would lean more towards SSH, rather than DBL.
     
  6. Clubber1234

    Clubber1234 Free Ranging

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    Buff Orpington
    Polish hens
    Pekin bantam
    Silkie
    Wyandotte
    Cream legbar
     
  7. Acre4Me

    Acre4Me Crowing

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    I should be getting some Marans this spring, so I’m interested to see what their personalities are like!
     
  8. Thechickenchick2

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    I would definitely have double that and hope no one found out lol.

    But, on a serious note,
    Barred Rock
    Blue Copper Maran
    Lavender Orpington
    Olive Egger
    Speckled Sussex
    Ameracauna
     
  9. Melky

    Melky Free Ranging

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    I would choose:
    1) Speckled Sussex: friendly, songster, beautiful light brown large egg layer. One of 10 top best layers.
    2) Barred Rock: Quiet, tried and true top ten best large egg layers.
    3) Golden Buffs: light weight at 4 lbs easy on the feed bill, quiet, easy to handle large prolific egg layers. Golden Buffs my most reliable egg layer so far. I would definitely get them again.
     
  10. I would have 2 RIR, 2 white leghorns, 2 barred Plymouth rock. Gotta love those sturdy New Englanders.:yesss:
     

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