Layer Hens

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sadness child, Jun 16, 2019.

  1. sadness child

    sadness child Chirping

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    I am looking to add a hen to my current flock of 8 hens
    I live in a fairly hot climate and we have some hawks and a chicken previously got eaten by a coyote, there are also raccoons in the area
    I would like a layer of eggs that are not brown


    2 speckled sussex 4yrs
    1 crested cream legbar 3.5yrs
    3 new hampshire reds 2.5yrs
    1 rhode island red ?yrs
    1 unknown looks like a bantam ?yrs
     
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  2. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    I'd get any color leghorn or an Ancona. All are white egg layers, can handle the heat and are flighty enough to react quickly to predators.
     
  3. sadness child

    sadness child Chirping

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    I was also looking for a rooster to go with them, that will protect the hens but also not attack me.
     
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    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    I would look to adopting a rooster that is at least a year old that had proved his mettle. Preferably a rooster that has been raised with hens, multigenerational if possible. That will be your best bet.
     
  5. sadness child

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    what breed of rooster should I get
     
  6. Roo5

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    Get a game rooster, it will probably be the best rooster you ever have, however if you plan on getting more birds or an extra rooster it likely will never get along with another rooster.
     

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