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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Axe610, Dec 29, 2015.

  1. Axe610

    Axe610 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone, I live in Michigan where it can get pretty cold. I'm building my new coop so it well be ready for spring and i wanted to know what would be a good breed to get for med. sized eggs to large. They will also become pets just like every thing else we have lol Any information would be great. thank you
     
  2. Daisies

    Daisies Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm a super big fan of sex links but I live in Oregon so I don't know how well they do with cold. Mine are super sweet and lay big eggs almost every day. They have also laid through their first winters instead of molting. I have read they are prone to sickness but I haven't lost any yet. Good luck!
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    X2 on Daises; I especially love the Black Sex Links (Black Stars) as they are very friendly and hardy laying machines that consistently churn out more than 300 large brown eggs per hen per year. They are especially persistent layers in really cold weather.
     
  4. Axe610

    Axe610 Out Of The Brooder

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    Some say that they do not get along with others, do you have this problem or do you have all the same breed . thank you for your help
     
  5. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    It may be a common trait with commercial breeds but they can sometimes be harsh with other flock members in my experience. That should not dissuade you however - I have one that's an angel, and others that are tinkers!
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  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    I've never had problems with my Black Sex Links getting along with other breeds. I've had a few cantankerous Red Sex Links though.
     
  7. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you should try the New Hampshire,but sex links are good too
     
  8. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Are you interested in a particular egg color, or doesn't it matter? If you are worried about frostbitten combs you could stick to rose/pea combs. Easter Eggers, Wyandottes, Dominiques, Chanteclers and Brahmas are possibilities.
     
  9. Axe610

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    Just wanted to say Thank You all for your help. If you think of anything else please let me know. Thanks again
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome.
     

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