Traded my Silkie flock off...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Spookwriter, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They were neat pets, and I enjoyed them. Tame, hand raised.
    House chickens in the beginning. Walk in the yard, they would follow
    you around.

    Pure pets.

    But they had no real point other than pleasing me.

    I still have my flock of Rhode Islands. Good egg layers. So they have
    a point to being here. But they aren't exactly the tamest chickens. And
    don't turn on back on that roo.

    So. I'm going to replace the Silkies. I'm just not sure what with yet.

    What breed will the experts here recommend keeping? Both for egg laying,
    and as pets. Looking for a nice gentle breed that lays a decent egg. White
    or brown egg, fine.
     
  2. Celtic Hill

    Celtic Hill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like my orpingtons! Or EES! Those are funn!
     
  3. silky ma

    silky ma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would go with Houdans. Gentle loving beautiful birds and good layers. I am going to get my eggs from ebay next year.
    The seller has good reviews.
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    Last edited: Nov 10, 2010

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