Looking to add to my flock

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by mstkseavey, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. mstkseavey

    mstkseavey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am looking to add a few chickens to my flock. They additions must be good egg layers and docile. I am looking to a friendly good looking hen or two! What would you suggest?
     
  2. Studio2770

    Studio2770 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've read that barred rocks and orpingtons are good layers and sweet. Easter eggers seem good too. I have a 5 week old EE pullet. I also have 2 6 wk old cochins, one's a girl... the other I'm thinking boy. Cochins are sweet but not great layers though.
     
  3. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Orpingtons are very friendly. Sex links are excellent egg layers and they're nice... most of the time. :lol:
     
  4. K Spot

    K Spot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Speckled Sussex is a great layer and is friendly too.
     
  5. buttercup95

    buttercup95 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    RIR hens are the BEST, they're super friendly, dependable layers, and ever so beautiful!
     
  6. mstkseavey

    mstkseavey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I am researching those suggestions before the poultry swap meet next weekend!
     
  7. samanthaburns

    samanthaburns Out Of The Brooder

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    We love our BR. We are looking to add to our flock in the spring
     
  8. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    Of the breeds that I've had this spring, (Dominique, BSL, RIR, EE) I found that the RIR have been the most aggressive, the BSL, Doms, and EE have been friendly and not aggressive. My best 2 egg layers are BSL and RIR, neither one has missed a day in 2 weeks). EE are giving me 6 eggs/week. I don't have a laying history for the Doms as they ended up being all roosters... I guess I could say that my Doms were pretty poor layers!! Check out Henderson's chicken breed chart.
     
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  9. mstkseavey

    mstkseavey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking EE to add for sure! :)
     
  10. sarahem23

    sarahem23 Out Of The Brooder

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    I hatched some lovely RIR x Light Sussex earlier in the year and they have turned into some good looking girls and reliable layers too! Still a little flighty and nervous but they are integrating well with my other girls :) I would recommend them!

    I'm thinking of some new Bantys soon...EEs are definatley on the list!
     

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