Roo trade and new pullet???

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by MonkeyZero, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    HI


    I am forced to give away my roo due to too much crowing [​IMG]

    So now my friend who has a few chickens will take it. My problem is what breed should I get since its a trade. My choices are:

    RIR
    EE
    Wyandotte(I think silver laced)
    And Barred Rock

    What should I get? Who is best in winter? Who is smarter/kinder? Who will lay best?

    Thanks Sindoora
     
  2. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    RIR's and Barred Rocks are great Layers EE lay pretty eggs and wyndottes do well in winter they are all great choices sorry I couldnt help.

    Hen
     
  3. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    I am partial to the barred rocks.
     
  4. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Thanks for the reply.

    They are pullet I'll be getting just so others can know. They will be laying soon. Oh yeah, how will I introduce her to my younger pullet, who I've had for a long time(about 7-8 months). Will they fight. Will they be able to stay in the same coop
    (link to pic of coop https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=23396&p=1 )
     
  5. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Oh yeah, I'm choosing RIR because I heard they are VERY KIND. And great layers.
     
  6. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    oh yeah another thing, do they tend to lay together? The two im getting are sisters.
     
  7. Chickemee

    Chickemee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I personally have always wanted a barred rock and an EE.
     
  8. firechicken

    firechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would get a barred rock, thats what is at the top of my current wish list.
     
  9. MonkeyZero

    MonkeyZero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2007
    Modesto Ca
    Can someone please answer the posted questions?


    They are pullet I'll be getting just so others can know. They will be laying soon. Oh yeah, how will I introduce her to my younger pullet, who I've had for a long time(about 7-8 months). Will they fight. Will they be able to stay in the same coop
    (link to pic of coop https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/v … 96&p=1 )
     
  10. firechicken

    firechicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What should I get? Whatever you want

    Who is best in winter? Out of the ones listed, probably a wyondotte due to the rose comb and large size

    Who is smarter/kinder? No real set rule to this.

    Who will lay best? I'll guess the RIR or barred rock based on what I read not experianced

    how will I introduce her to my younger pullet, who I've had for a long time(about 7-8 months). Quarantine the new one for about a month. Then put him in a pen next your other ones for a week or so. Then put them in togather.


    Will they fight. probably a little at first
    Will they be able to stay in the same coop? probably if it is big enough for the amount of chikens you will have. Your link does not go to your coop pics.
     

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