Next chicken breed?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lonewolfranch, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. lonewolfranch

    lonewolfranch New Egg

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    I got 6 Lavender orpington, 2 black orpington,4 that I don't know what they are and 114 chicks that are younger then 2 months (7 jubilee orpingtons, 16 black copper marans, 4 blue copper marans, 55 isa browns, 16 buff orpington, 16 black australorps) so 126 total wandering what to get next
     
  2. silkie1472

    silkie1472 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why not get a few Plymouth Barred Rocks (heritage) and a few black jersey giants to go with them?
     
  3. lonewolfranch

    lonewolfranch New Egg

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    How good are they for laying eggs? I thought about getting some SILVER SPANGLED APPENZELLER SPITZHAUBEN chicks to add some color to the flock but don't know much about them but what's on line
     
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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  5. silkie1472

    silkie1472 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, the PBR start laying around 6-7 months and lay eggs extremely well. The BJG lays well too, but it may take them longer to mature. Two more breeds that I with I would have included was the brahma and Cochin breeds (preferably dark Brahmas and black Cochins). They lay pretty well, but they have to be kept away from wet areas (due to their feathered legs).
     
  6. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    That's a lot of chickens. What are your flock goals?
     
  7. lonewolfranch

    lonewolfranch New Egg

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    Ok thanks for the info it helps me out
     
  8. lonewolfranch

    lonewolfranch New Egg

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    I was planning getting 50 laying hens but the chicks I have got good deals on from .50-9.00 so I'm not sure how many more I'm going to get but I want egg layers with color
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Barred Rocks. They have such curious personalities. Really fun to have around. And outstanding layers. And you really need a few Easter Eggers. No flock is really complete without one or two.
     
  10. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

    If you are looking for egg layers that lay colored eggs, Easter Eggers would be your best bet! They are fairly friendly and sociable, great layers, and can lay a wide variety of colored eggs! They are also common, so they aren't too expensive.
     
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