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Trying to find the best chicken breed for our family, help!!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Caladrius, Oct 23, 2016.

  1. Caladrius

    Caladrius New Egg

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    I am trying to find the best breed possible for my family, and I need some help. I put a list of characteristics this breed would need.


    1.) something with at least some heat tolerance

    2.) a good egg layer

    3.) something that is laid-back/calm(like an Orpington)
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2016
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    You can go through these breed selectors to try to narrow it down, but your last two criteria are going to depend a lot on the individual chicken as much if not more than breed. Still, looking for a docile breed that takes confinement well is probably your best bet.

    Breed Selectors

    http://www.mypetchicken.com/chicken-breeds/which-breed-is-right-for-me.aspx

    http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/chick_selector.html

    Another option is to go through Henderson’s Breed Chart to see the characteristics they guess at, then go to Feathersite to look at photos.

    Henderson’s Breed Chart
    http://www.sagehenfarmlodi.com/chooks/chooks.html

    Feathersite
    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/BRKPoultryPage.html#Chickens
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2016

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