New flock questions

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Bulldog6, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. Bulldog6

    Bulldog6 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 16, 2012
    So i'm looking at getting 12 chicks this spring and was wondering what some thoughts were on the different breeds especially for the cold michigan winters.

    Looking at some Red stars, Black stars, Marrans, Rhode Island Reds, and Wyandottes.

    The coop is about 50ish square feet has insulated walls and a heating element, hasn't been real cold yet to see how warm it will keep it inside.

    Any info on being cold hardy, egg production and temperment would be greatly appreciated.
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Have a look here: Breeds Very handy feature in this section which helps you to narrow down your requirements, e.g. cold hardy, good egg layers etc.

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