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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by albird101, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. albird101

    albird101 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I'm ordering my chicks from ideal poultry I wanna raise and breed easter eggers I have 3 4 month old pullets and 1 4 month old Cockrell, and I'm thinking of ordering 8 easter eggers pullets, but I'm still debating what breed should I use for broodyness? A jersey giant or a buff orpington? Any help
     
  2. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    buff orpington or standard cochins if your looking for a large breed...if not, i love silkies and bantam cochins for hatching eggs...have had luck with all of them.
     
  3. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Keep in mind that EEs are hybrids and so will not necessarily breed true. Each of your EEs will carry a brown egg gene and a blue egg gene and in cases where both EE parents pass off the brown egg gene to their chicks, their offspring will only lay brown eggs. If you want guaranteed EEs, you need to get one sex in a blue egg laying breed (pure Ameraucanas, Araucanas, or Cream Legbars) and the other sex in brown egg laying breeds of various shades. Buff Orpingtons would be better for brooding than Jersey Giants as they're less apt to break the eggs on which they are sitting, however cityfarmer12 is correct, Silkies are the very best breed for brooding eggs. Or if you want a standard breed for brooding, Cochins would be the best. Both our Silkies and Cochins raised a number of broods for us. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in breeding your EEs.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Bantams are great but, large fowl broodies can cover more eggs.
     
  5. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Because of their mixed heritage many EE hens go broody and are excellent mothers.
     
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    Book Em Danno25 Overrun With Chickens

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  10. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     

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