Temporarily chickenless, now what breed?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Haviris, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. Haviris

    Haviris Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2007
    I sold my chickens [​IMG] . I've been having a major preditor problem, so reluctantly desided to sell out until I can build a more secure coop and pen. Then I'd like to start building a new flock.

    I know I won't be able to last long (who knew chickens could be so enjoyable), and want to start thinking about what breed I'd like to get.

    What I had and was so proud of was blue/black/splash orpingtons, and a pair of black/splash Ameraucanas!

    Both these breeds are on my list for when I rebuild, but I spent alot of time and money getting just the right birds, and am still feeling down about having to give them up so I'd like to consider other breeds as well.

    So I'm looking for suggestions! I really like larger breeds, I loved the looks of the Orpingtons! I was also considering jersey giants, can anyone tell me about them? I was thinking of going w/ the blue variety (can ya tell I like the blue birds?).

    Any other breed suggestions? And what can you tell me about them, what you like, don't like? Good layers, etc.
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2009
  2. lowcountrypoultry

    lowcountrypoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Heritage Rhode Island Reds- Lays a large brown egg, is a larger bird with a beautiful dark red color!

    Buff Orpingtons- Great Looking Bird!
     
  3. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    I LOVE LOVE LOVE faverolles and Marans!!!

    Once the Marans craze is over I would get some more! I also like wellsummers and ameraucana I have one Wellie pullet and a quad of Blue/Black/Splash Ameraucana and two buff/blue wheaten hens [​IMG]
     

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