What breed is a good starting point for me?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CrazyChickensEverwhere, May 20, 2011.

  1. CrazyChickensEverwhere

    CrazyChickensEverwhere Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello. I have a little side coop and inside I can hold maybe 5-6 standard chickens. I would really like to breed purbreds. I have an incubator, I have a run... What would be a good starting breed? I want to start with Polish But I don't know... Any suggestions. My dream is to breed seramas but I don't want to start out real hard yet, I have 1 serama rooster and 1 hen, and there in a breeding pen but I am not hatching there eggs.
     
  2. BoltonChicken

    BoltonChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

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    Polish are wonderful chickens! They lay pretty good sized eggs too, considering the size of them. You kind of consider if you just want pets, meat birds or egg layers. That might help you decide what to get. Good luck and have fun! I love my LF polish!
     
  4. lfreem2

    lfreem2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why don't you try a heritage breed that really could use some help from someone who is looking to breed a single breed and do right by them? There are so many that are wonderful birds such as Barnevelders, Speckled Sussex, etc. I have Speckled Sussex and they are super friendly and great egg layers!
     
  5. flowerchild59

    flowerchild59 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always pick up mixed brown egg layers (I just think the brown eggs are prettier). I like the assortment of girls and each one lays a different shade of brown or have unique speckles or the such. I personally could never decide on one breed only. I like the variety.
     
  6. naakte

    naakte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i so NOT recommend white leg horns, they peck a whole lot on one another........ i have 7 different types of chickens and the most gentle is definately my barred rocks. they are awesome!!!

    Donna in Branson
     

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