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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Malbri, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. Malbri

    Malbri Songster

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    Well, im looking to get more chickens. Im looking at getting probably 15 at the most. I made a list from looking at ideal, if you could help me pick from the list it would be great.
    Here is the list:
    Golden laced cochin pullets
    Partridge cochin pullets
    Silver Laced Cochins
    Sex links
    Brahmas
    Columbian Wyandotte

    I am looking for pet chickens, not for meat or anything. I live in maine, so tolerence to cold weather is great.
     

  2. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    I've have Sex-links (black stars) and they are wonderful in the cold, have great temperaments. Had Wyandottes, but I never kept them through winter (I sold them in the fall, but I'm sure they'd do well in winter), they where outgoing but a bit pushy I thought.
    Never had Cochins, so I couldn't tell you about them other then people usually say they are friendly and winter great.
     
  3. Malbri

    Malbri Songster

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    oh, I forgot to mention, the sex links are a definate. They are what I had before, and I looooveeed them.
    Angie, didja empty ur pm box?
     
  4. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Songster

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    Sorry...just emptied it.
     
  5. Henrietta23

    Henrietta23 Songster

    Oct 20, 2007
    Eastern CT
    I used the mypetchicken.com breed selector tool to help narrow my choices. It asks about winter tolerance.[​IMG]
     
  6. Malbri

    Malbri Songster

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    is there like a minimum number of each breed I should get?
     
  7. herechickchick

    herechickchick Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    Memphis TN
    Love Brahmas, Cochins (I am getting golden laced too!) and Wyandottes. I hated my Sex links, they were very crazy. Consider the Speckled Sussex from Ideal. I got mine from them and I love them! If you got 2-3 of each breed you can keep the ones you like the best and sell the others.

    Good Luck
     

  8. Malbri

    Malbri Songster

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    lol I dont sell my pets. When I get a pet, its for life.
     
  9. Malbri

    Malbri Songster

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    2 Black Sex Link , Pullet $2.04 ea, $4.08
    3 Golden Laced Cochin , Pullet $2.68ea, $8.04
    3 Silver Laced Cochin , Pullet $2.68ea, $8.04
    3 Buff Brahma , Pullet $2.48ea, $7.44
    3 Columbian Wyandotte , Pullet $2.68 ea, $8.04
    Total $35.64
    This is what I have, feel free to tweak
     
  10. JDH

    JDH In the Brooder

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    I have a silver gray dorking pullet who is a lovely bird. Very sweet, docile and friendly. Something I had in my criteria list was that they had to be docile and quiet. I adored my speckled sussex. Again a very good bird.
    I have a birchen cochin bantam and she's by far the biggest lap chicken of the bunch.
     

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