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IF you could only have one laying hen...

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by akanalynnn, May 2, 2008.

  1. akanalynnn

    akanalynnn In the Brooder

    If you could only have one laying hen, what would it be?

    I'm only going to have one, want to make it a good one! Was really hoping I could get an INTERESTING (read: funky looking) good layer.... but I've decided the laying really is more important *sigh*

    Any input from the masses is much appreciated [​IMG]
     
  2. A Barred Rock. My barred rock lays huge extra large eggs. [​IMG] Her name is Jezebel.
     
  3. Cats Critters

    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive 10 Years

    Chickens are flock animals meaning you need at least 2 Chickens
     
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  4. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    Virginia
    If it was for eggs only I'd go with

    leghorn
    sex link
    australorp
    rhode island red or white
    sussex


    That was one right? LOL Also have to add you need more than one chicken. 2 at minimum. They get very lonely
     
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  5. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Songster

    Mar 20, 2008
    turken
     
  6. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Missouri
    Quote:I second that!!! You gotta have at least two!!! They get lonely very quickly, and there's only so much staring in a mirror you can do!!!
     
  7. ChicknThief

    ChicknThief Songster

    Jan 12, 2008
    Nor Cal
    All of the breeds that Sharon listed are very good layers. Though I do agree, chickens are flock animals, and will become very lonely if they don't have a friend.
     
  8. akanalynnn

    akanalynnn In the Brooder

    Relax people, I AM getting a few more, but those are going to be for my viewing pleasure and general amusement [​IMG] Which I'm not going to depend on for eggs. [​IMG]
     
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  9. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    Virginia
    Quote:That's good but you'd be amazed that the number of people who think they can just have one chicken and it will do ok alone.
     
  10. Barnyard Dawg

    Barnyard Dawg Songster

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    Feb 7, 2007
    Northern California
    I prefer leghorns
     

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