Please give me your votes for BO replacement

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by desertgirl, May 7, 2009.

  1. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

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    So turns out I got a roo,not a hen. Trying to find a female chick, and it isn't working.

    What are your votes for another breed? I would like a docile good layer, preferably with minimal "headgear".

    I will have a RIR,SLW and an EE (in addition to my two silkies).

    What would you get?[​IMG]
     
  2. DarkWolf

    DarkWolf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Of all the breeds I currently have, the Barred Rocks are the most friendly and are always the first to come up to me and don't mind being held at all.
     
  3. SoJoChickens

    SoJoChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At our place we love Barred Rocks.
     
  4. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

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    Are they good layers?
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    DG, I only have the one breed right now and I love them. The only reason I'm expanding is I need some broody hens and my girls aren't cooperating. LF brahmas rock!
    P.S. Have you looked at Henderson's Chicken Chart?
    And ETA: You incubate don't ya? I'd be glad to send you some fertile eggs. They'd be mixed colors, but still all brahma. Free to you because I feel so bad about your BO.
     
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  6. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

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    (Hello again:)).

    LF brahmas? Can you tell me why (other than being so "majestic"[​IMG]).
     
  7. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:In that case I would say Brahmas would be good, if you are starting by ordering chicks, then by all means go with BUCKEYES. [​IMG]
     
  8. desertgirl

    desertgirl Roo Magnet

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    I've been looking at the chart. So hard to decide!

    I really only have room for one additional chick. No incubation here (yet!).

    Thank you though-very tempting offer!!!![​IMG]
     
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  9. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

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    In NM? Something with a large comb and light colored feathering.
     
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:They are just real calm. Nothing seems to bother them. They do very well in heat and cold. The heat part is hard to imagine because they are so big, but it's true.
    Until all my girls started playing like they wanted to broody, I was getting 11 eggs out of 14 hens a day.
     

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