what breed is right for me?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by secretquail, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. secretquail

    secretquail Songster

    Apr 11, 2010
    Chapel Hill
    I am not certain that I will get chickens yet.... hopefully some answers here will help me make up my mind. So here is what I have/want...

    I have 2 ducks, so they will be in the same 1/4 acre free ranging, and will have a new apartment addition in the duck house at night.
    I want bantams that don't make a habit of flying into the trees. Ground dwellers are needed due to only a 3-4' fence.
    I want them for eggs. I'd love silkies, but have read that their egg production is very low. ...and just to make it difficult, I want a weird/pretty chicken. the look of silkies is perfect. Is there anything like them that lay better? oh, and something with a nice disposition too.

  2. wren

    wren Songster

    May 27, 2007
    St Augustine, FL
    Just get a larger flock of silkies. Cochins would work too.

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