Need help with picking a breed

jaimslee4u

Songster
10 Years
Aug 11, 2009
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1
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Maine
I have used breed choosers before but can't really find what I was looking for so I am asking the experts.

We currently have 4 hens and room for atleast 2 more. In the Spring I want to buy some new chicks to add to the flock.

I want to find a bird that will show well at local poultry shows, is friendly (I have young kids) & easy to handle, will winter well (southern Maine), produce eggs, and is pretty....

Currently I have two buff's and two rocks. Any ideas?

& where to find them that will ship two chicks? The local places don't sell all the special birds.
 

muddipuppy

Songster
10 Years
Jul 22, 2009
420
0
129
Mountain View, CA
My Pet Chicken, I believe, is the only place that will sell as few as 3 chicks. They need each other for warmth. You could always order more and then sell the ones you don't want.
 

Chris09

Circle (M) Ranch
10 Years
Jun 1, 2009
10,999
596
328
Ohio
muddipuppy: They need each other for warmth.

I second that..

jaimslee4u: Currently I have two buff's and two rocks

When you say Buff's do mean Buff Orpingtons? Or something else?
( There is a lot of Buff breeds out there )

Are your Rocks Barred Rocks?

You might consider a different color of the same breed you all ready have...

Chris​
 

ethingtonart

Songster
10 Years
May 29, 2009
275
2
134
indianapolis
I vote for a true Ameraucana. They are really pretty and sweet, they lay blue eggs (which will be a big hit with the kids) and they are cold hardy.

Check the Ameraucana breeders club for pictures and a listing of breeders near you.

edit to add... man, I sound like an advertisement
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