Time to give 3 away..which would you keep?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mammachick, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. mammachick

    mammachick In the Brooder

    Oct 15, 2009
    We have 6 5or6wk old chicks, and we are giving 3 to my grandmother. We have the chickens for the eggs. So based on Egg production which would you keep

    1 White Leghorn
    2 Welsummers
    1 Maran or Barred Plymoth Rock
    1 New Hamshire Red
    1 Buff Orpington or Brown Leghorn
  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Well, if it were me, I'd keep the welsummers, Barred rock, and the Marans. But I like color variety in my easter basket.

    If you are solely keeping for egg production. Then you should keep the barred rock, leghorns and New Hampshire Red.
  3. adkchickmama

    adkchickmama Songster

    Jan 29, 2009
    Are your chickens pets or service birds? Did you raise them yourself? I would prefer the Barred rock/Maran, the NH Red, and the Buff Orpington myself. Those are good egg producers for a family and usually have good personalities. I'm sure someone with experience with Welsummers will give you advice on their personality and productivity. I get so attached it's hard to give anyone away. OUrs are grown now and laying since we got them in April. They are so much fun and it's nice to have a pet who can supply breakfast.
  4. chickenbottom

    chickenbottom Songster

    Dec 30, 2008
    hollister, florida
    based all in egg production i would say leghorns barred rocks then reds idk about welsummers
  5. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

    Feb 9, 2009
    Quote:Leghorn, Rock, Red
  6. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Songster

    I agree with majestic farm. Your mom would like the orps and the welsummers are soooo pretty!

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