Raising chickens in Minnesota

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tusk, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. tusk

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    What are the best breeds to raise up north that produce medium to high egg amounts? thank you in advance.
     
  2. 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.

    The breeds I would suggest that would be best for you and your location are: Buff Orpingtons, Black Australorps, Rhode Island Reds, Sex-Links, Brahmas, Sussex, Wyandottes, Easter Eggers, Faverolles and Marans. All these birds are hardy in cold weather and are known to lay large/medium eggs of great quantity.

    I would also suggest checking these links out. [​IMG]
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/category/chicken-breeds
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-pick-the-right-chicken-breeds-for-you
    Best of luck and welcome to the flock![​IMG]
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You may also like to post on your state thread and ask locals what breeds do best and what type of coop you should have for the weather extremes, etc. [​IMG]
     
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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - you have some great advice already so I'll just say hello!

    All the best
    CT
     
  5. tusk

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  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. BertandMary

    BertandMary Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any of the orpingtons are great but there are a large variety which do well up there. We raised Rhode Island Reds a lot up on the range. My sister is doung great with a barnyard mix and my nephew is enjoying Red Sex link up that way.
     
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