Looking to add to our flock..

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by MeNKJ, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. MeNKJ

    MeNKJ Out Of The Brooder

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    Can I get some suggestions for good egg laying breeds that are also good pets? I have an Ancona and a Blue Delaware but would like to add one or two more and would like a variety of breeds to make them more interesting for our children. Though, honestly, am new to this. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  2. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    I would recommend: Buff Orpingtons, Black Australorps, Sussex, Easter Eggers, Wyandottes, Sex-Links, Marans, Barred Rocks and Brahmas. All these breeds are known to be friendly and also lay lots of eggs.

    A word of caution--it can be very tricky to add new birds to an already existing flock. I would recommend reading these three articles. They should help you with introducing.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/adding-to-your-flock
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/introducing-new-chickens-using-the-see-but-don-t-touch-method
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/...often-underestimated-part-of-raising-chickens

    Good luck![​IMG]
     
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