not sure if this goes here please tell me if it doesnt

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mulelover1999, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. mulelover1999

    mulelover1999 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i love my chickens but i want to breed purebreds. i am looking for a breed that can raise chicks and hatch eggs (but not alot). and has a pretty good temperment. and has good egg laying (like quantity). what are breeds that fit that. and if you have any info on them let me know please!!
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Check out our Breeds section, in the brown strip at the top of the page. You can select for egg laying, etc. then search the breeds.
     
  3. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Overrun With Chickens

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    I have ordered for the spring, Deleware chickens from Sand Hills Preservation. Delewares are suppose to be a mighty fine dual purpose bird, good layers, and good meat, although like all dual purpose breeds, a littler slower to grow to butcher size than meaties.

    I have always had a hatchery flock, with quite a bit of cross breeding..... I have been happy with those flocks, but wanted to try something a bit more fancy.
     
  4. mulelover1999

    mulelover1999 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thnx i look into them
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Sand Hill has very nice Delawares. I have had Dels go broody, but not very often.
     
  6. mulelover1999

    mulelover1999 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    has anyone owned barnevelders? i was kind of interested in them but wanted to ask other people if they like thiers
     

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