Starting a flock

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by silvercitydude, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. silvercitydude

    silvercitydude New Egg

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    Good People,
    Thank you for your help and forgive my ignorance. I am hoping to start a flock of chickens. We have a nice patch of family land that has large covered aviarys my grandfather used to raise peacocks in. I can keep chickens in these nice large foragable pens or let them free range. I want my hens to go broody and be good mothers, I want my roosters to protect. I like eggs, but am much more interested in flock growing and using birds for meat as flock grows. I am looking for info on breeds that might fit, or multiple breeds. I am not overly concerned about a pure line. I am in SC.
     
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  3. silvercitydude

    silvercitydude New Egg

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    Thanks, I really want some sturdy independent chickens. I will move that post to intro when I find my laptop.
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    sounds like Dark Cornish may be a good breed for you, or maybe something like a Faverolles or Dorking.
     

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