What are we???, 4 weeks now, compare photos...UPDATE PG4

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by briteday, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2008
    Northern NV
    Our local feed store has a promotion this weekend...buy an $8 bag of chick starter and you get 5 chicks free. So both my daughter and I are going to get chicks...a total of ten. The feed store uses Privett Hatchery and I may or may not have complete choice of what I want, but if I have a choice...

    The chicks are already spoken for. A neighbor does not want to be bothered with chicks in the house from now until it's warm enough outside. So we are raising them for her until sometime in April. This will be a bit of practice for us since our own hatchery order will be coming in late April. And the money that the neighbor is paying us for her chicks will cover the cost of our chicks...YEA!!!!

    The neighbor would like egg layers, not very picky at all. We have hot, dry summers. And winter temps can get down to 0 but usually the worst of the winter nights are in the 20's. Most days are sunny, even in winter. Summer daytime temps can be 100+ and winter daytime temps usually 30-40 degrees.

    So if you could put together a pile of 10 chicks, what would they be? (and you can have more than one chick of a breed)
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2009
  2. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Sex Links, RIR's, Orps, Speckled Sussex and Australorps.

    Awesome layers.

    here's a chart that might be useful to you, for decision making.
    Henderson's Chicken Chart T
  3. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    Australorp- consistent layers in 100 degree heat here
  4. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2009
    For that temp range I would get Lt Brahmas or Delawares, both breeds are hot and cold hardy ( Delawares lay more than Brahmas).
  5. Renee

    Renee Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 7, 2008
    I would not be without my Columbian Wyandotte. She is my most productive, prettiest, and sweetest chicken.
  6. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    Orpington, orpington, orpington, orpington,
    orpington, orpington, orpington, orpington,
    orpington, and ummmmm orpington
  7. deenamr

    deenamr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2008
    Central Oregon
    My Delawares and Orpington lay the nicest eggs. I have Australorps in the incubator and understand that they are also incredible layers.
  8. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    I would say orpingtons and for eggs sexlinks. My DH's sexlinks are very good layers as are his speckled sussex. We live in Florida nd have a wide variety of chickens they all tolerate the heat fine. This year they have had to handle the cold as well as it went down to 14 some nights. Its still cold here last night was 26. Australopes are OK but I find them alittle aggressive At least ours are. I dare anyone to go insie his run without a net. He goes straight for your face.
  9. debakadeb

    debakadeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2008
    SW Indiana
    Sex links are nice layers, seems to be very hardy and adaptable to both hot and cold weather. I just ordered Orpington's, speckled sussex, partridge rocks (they are for someone else), golden-laced wyandotte's, and light brahma's. I wanted something different that what I have.

    Of the ones I have, my black sexlinks are by far my favorites.
  10. mythkat

    mythkat Chillin' With My Peeps

    My Australorps, RIR, Orpingtons, and EEs are all consistant layers. Even through our crazy Nevada weather. BTW which feed store?
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2009

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