New hamps or rhode islands?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenman19, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. chickenman19

    chickenman19 New Egg

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    What kind of chickens should I get new hamps or Rhode Island reds they are similar but idk which ones are better
     
  2. RJSorensen

    RJSorensen Chicken George

    I favor the Rhode Island Reds in my flock. The new hamps were created from RIR stock, I think the RIR's lay a few more eggs as well.

    RJ
     
  3. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Better in which way - are you wanting the best egg production, best temperament, most friendly......knowing what sort of characteristics you want comparison of will help with which would best fit your wants/needs.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    If you're getting them from a hatchery, honestly the difference in size or egg production will be miniscule.
     

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