Pick my next 4 chickens ** thankyou!**

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by patman75, Sep 16, 2009.

  1. patman75

    patman75 Songster

    My 4 chickens are not cutting it. I need more [​IMG] . But I'm not sure what to get. I have ideas but I like to hear from the gallary what they would pick?

    Here is the important info.

    1. I already have White Leghorn, Buff Orpington, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Isa Brown. Need something different. I like variaty.

    2. Primary use is Egg laying (but I dont need all Leghorns or Isa Browns)

    3. Spring-Fall in chicken tractor with additional free range time, Winter in coop.

    4. Michigan Winters.

    5. No roosters.

    Thanks Everyone! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2009

  2. pixie74943

    pixie74943 Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Adelaide, Australia
    4 Easter Eggers [​IMG]

    Colourful egg basket AND colourful hens [​IMG]
  3. Hoosiermomma

    Hoosiermomma Songster

    Jun 6, 2009
    S.E Ind
    Australorps, buckeyes or welsummers?
  4. BarkerChickens

    BarkerChickens Microbrewing Chickenologist

    Nov 25, 2007
    High Desert, CA
    EEs or Buckeyes! If you don't mind keeping an eye on the single combs or rubbing vaseline on them if it is exceptionally freezing, salmon Faverolles and Delawares are nice too since they lay in the winter months as well (though much less than their spring/summer volumes). [​IMG]
  5. amarook

    amarook Songster

    Mar 4, 2009
    RIRs are nice. I like my Amber sex-link too.

  6. I would suggest Delawares. They are really good all year round!!
  7. cwhit590

    cwhit590 Songster

    Nov 6, 2008
    SW Michigan
    I would say EE's and Barred Rocks.
  8. fowltemptress

    fowltemptress Frugal Fan Club President

    Jan 20, 2008
    4 of the same kind, or four different kinds?

    I would say an EE, a welsummer, an Australorp, and a barred rock. That gives you a ton of different colored eggs and feathers. [​IMG]

    Leghorns also come in different varieties, just in case you liked leghorns but you didn't want more because they all look alike. I know Ideal sells at least 9 different varieties of leghorns. I honestly had no idea leghorns came in so many colors until I looked up their site.
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2009
  9. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Songster

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    An Easter Egger, Wellsummer, Marans and Austrolorp. Lots of variety in hen color, egg color and personality! Fun isn't it? [​IMG]

  10. Angelic Vampyre

    Angelic Vampyre Songster

    Aug 24, 2009
    RIR or if you can ge them RIRxIsa Browns I love the look of my girls who are crosses![​IMG]

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