The right breed for me?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by hannahrose894, May 22, 2010.

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  1. hannahrose894

    hannahrose894 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am a total newbie at chickens, and am trying to decide which breed would be right for me. I have researched a while online and came up with a list, but I don't know where to go from there! I am looking to buy to hens for egg production (preferably brown eggs, but that doesn't really matter) that are fairly calm, are very winter-hardy, can do fairly well in a smaller grazing area (my backyard) and are fun and maybe even good around children. I live in northern Indiana where the weather fluxuates greatly, and will not be able to heat their coop. THis is what I have come up with so far:
    Welsummer
    Ameraucana
    Australorp
    Barnevelder
    Delaware
    Dominique
    Araucana
    Orpington
    Plymouth Rock
    Rhode Island
    Star
    Sussex
    Wyandotte

    Any suggestions or comments would be amazingly appreciated!!
     
  2. Morgan7782

    Morgan7782 Dense Egg Goo

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    ?? thought we answered this...
     
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    hannahrose894 Out Of The Brooder

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    oops, sorry
    thanks for your help!
     
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    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

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