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What Breed (for Christmas)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by AtRendeAcres, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. AtRendeAcres

    AtRendeAcres Songster

    May 23, 2007
    Clarion County
    I know there are a lot of people out there getting chickens (or the money for chickens or eggs) for Christmas so,

    What breed are you getting?
    why or what lead you to get this breed?

    I [​IMG] my chickens! & I often talk about them ((anyone else with me on that one))

    anyway mother inlaw gave me money that I had to use for Chickens (nothing else I couldn't use for food or anything else) [​IMG]

    Breed: White Orpingtons
    Why: People seem to really love their Orpingtons!
    (kinda like I feel about my Brahmas)
    I have hatch some but, never had more than 2 at a time
    So, I wanted to give them a try!
    why white? they will look nice with Light Brahmas! [​IMG]

  2. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Congratulations [​IMG] I am planning on splash silkies, but its too cold in Mass for them for christmas. I am getting the incubator for christmas and soon to follow will be some silkie eggs.
    What a great hobby [​IMG]
  3. magsrags

    magsrags Songster

    Aug 12, 2008
    Staten Island NY
    I am getting myself RIR, BO, Sex link and Brahams for ME for christmas.
    I want friendly, good reliable egg layers for my backyard.[​IMG]
  4. mikarod

    mikarod Songster

    Sep 28, 2008
    Getting some show-quality standard Barred Rocks.
    They were one of the first breeds I ever had.
    Would love some good quality RIRs..but I'm afraid I just can't handle the memories they'd bring back.
    10 of the barred rocks...THIS WEEKEND! OMG!
  5. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    For Christmas I asked for a bigger incubator. [​IMG] The one I have now is too small, and the bottom tray is half eaten (my chickens must love styrofoam.... [​IMG])

    I am allowed getting some quality silkie stock in the spring! Any color I want to work with! [​IMG]
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    I'm getting some silkie chicks, if my friend's hatch goes well. I have some pekin ducks in the bator, with more pekins and cayugas on the way. I will be putting jumbo quail eggs in the bator tomorrow. I haven't had much luck hatching chicken eggs since it started getting colder, so I'm waiting till spring for more chickens. If I trusted my bator enough, though, I would probably get some BBS OEGB, so I could get a good roo by springtime!
  7. magikchick

    magikchick ~FEATHERFOOTED DIVA~

    Apr 21, 2007
    SW Florida
    I got on a list to get blue cochins in the spring. I have bantam cochin and silkie eggs in the bator due to hatch on New Years day.[​IMG]

  8. hcammack

    hcammack Crowing

    Oct 5, 2007
    This saturday I am getting Welsummer pullets and BBS Ameraucana chicks [​IMG] to add in with my Blue and Black Copper Marans [​IMG] I CAN'T WAIT !!!!!!!!

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