Long time no talk

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Trooper Man, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. Trooper Man

    Trooper Man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello friends, I am getting the urge to get some chickens again! I want a variety of color but fowl that will not fly out of my yard. I want something gentle that will not fight too bad. I was thinking large fowl easter eggers, but want to hear other ideas. I like different colors in a bird and like them to all be different.
     
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

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    I like Easter Eggers, Wyandottes, Orpingtons, Brahmas, Cochins, and I want to get some d'Uccles (Milliefleur d'Uccles are gorgeous!). Hope you have fun getting chickens again!
     
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  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Hi! I remember you from before! Glad to hear you are getting back into chickens maybe!! I have taken chicken breaks before as well.

    My Black Australorps and LF Easter Eggers don't fly over my 5 foot high fence section. However, they will land on the gate's 5 foot section and then fly out, so I had to add some height to the gate. It was because there was a convenient pole across the top to rest on.

    "Heavy brown egglayers" are good. If your fence is less than 5 feet high they may fly out. Even my Buff Orps flew out over 4 feet high fencing back when I had them.

    The Mediterranean breeds are better fliers. MUCH better fliers. As in, they are up in the trees. So I don't recommend them.

    It sounds like you aren't interested in bantams. Some of the bantams fly quite well and others not at all.

    I hope this helps and do try to get all your chickens at once if possible so they all get along in the best possible manner. Sorry if I am telling you stuff you already know LOL.

    One thing I can tell you is that my Black Australorps and EEs tend to be pretty gentle but EEs can be flighty and standoffish or friendly- and my EEs tend to be near the bottom of the pecking order when combined with more aggressive chicken breeds. My favorite friendliest chicken right now is an EE.

    https://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/heavy_breeds.html?cl=crumbtrail

    http://www.idealpoultry.com/pdf/retail_breed_description-2014.pdf
     
  4. Trooper Man

    Trooper Man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I am thinking about finding a breeder of the LF easter eggers and seeing if I can buy about 25-0 chicks from them.
     

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