PLEASE HELP!!!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by broodyhen2, Mar 7, 2014.

  1. broodyhen2

    broodyhen2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello everybody
    I am starting my first breeding flock but I'm not sure what breed and how many chickens should I get I am open to all suggestions
    Thanks
     
  2. Only you can make those decisions.

    But since you asked.....Start with 25 White Leghorns. They are THE BEST!

    I hope you find great joy in search of YOUR FAVORITE CHICKENS. Plural intended.

    Wish ya the best.
     
  3. CarolinaHen

    CarolinaHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Everyone has their own favorite breed. My favorites are my Brahmas and my Easter Eggers. Wait..... can't forget my Silkies...... or my Seramas......... [​IMG]
     
  4. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Well, you're going to have to narrow things down a little. Do you want bantams or LF? What color eggs? A solid colored bird or patterned? Clean legged or feather legged? Do you want a broody breed or one that forages well or one that doesn't mind confinement?
     
  5. broodyhen2

    broodyhen2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like bantams but I don't want to incubate their eggs what would be a good breed to hatch their eggs
    Thanks for the replies
     
  6. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Bantam old English games, bantam Cochins and silkies come to mind. Games are active and can forage well. Silkies would not be a good choice for a free range flock. Cochins can be found in smooth feather and frizzled. All 3 breeds come in a variety of colors. All 3 tend towards broodiness and make excellent mothers.

    There are also bantam Orpingtons and Wyandottes.
     
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  7. Bantam White Leghorns!
     

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