What breed should I get?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by thlynch3, Feb 24, 2017.

  1. thlynch3

    thlynch3 Just Hatched

    30
    1
    14
    Nov 6, 2016
    Northern Virginia
    I'm starting my own flock soon, and I want a variety of breeds. In order to purchase from my pet chicken in my area, you must get 5. I've already selected a silkie, d'uccle, polish, and frizzled. I'm keeping all bantams because of the limited space and a small coop. Any breed suggestions?
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2017
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

    17,005
    5,293
    501
    Mar 9, 2014
    Oregon
    My Coop
    There are so many breeds to choose from it can be hard. What are your purposes in keeping this flock - are you looking for something to be a pretty to look at pet, hoping for some eggs or? Bantams in general are not the most productive, so if eggs is your goal you'll want to be pretty selective about the ones you choose...especially as those you have already settled on are not prolific layers.
     
  3. thlynch3

    thlynch3 Just Hatched

    30
    1
    14
    Nov 6, 2016
    Northern Virginia
    I'm aware of the eggs... My main purpose for having this flock is entertainment and enjoyment. I love having interesting birds to look at.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by