What breed to get?

terricksa

In the Brooder
9 Years
Mar 4, 2010
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Pittsburgh, PA
Helllo all, first post and getting excited to be getting into this. I have read various differnt articles and posts but an still not sure which breed would be best for us in general.

I am looking at getting 6 hens, but not exactly sure which breed to get. We live on 1 acre in western Pa. I would like to get brown eggs, that are large to xlarge. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated and sorry if this is the wrong forum.

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barred-rocks-rock

Can't stick with a Title
10 Years
Jul 5, 2009
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Some Good Ones Are Buff Orpingtons, Barred Rocks, Speckled Sussex, and Black Australorps.
Some others that are nice are Easter Eggers, which lay Green or Blue Eggs.



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mboreham1

Songster
10 Years
Dec 14, 2009
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4
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Carmichael, CA
I have Rhode Island Reds, all about 10 months old, they are laying machines, i wouldnt describe their eggs as extra large though, large and consitent in colour, size, single yokers and every day. I like the temprament, mischevious but protective of each other, they are tough as well. As for the others, i have just added some Barred Rocks to the flock, yet to see their egg production so i wont comment!
 

Uzuri

Songster
10 Years
Mar 25, 2009
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I'm a first timer (slowly approaching the end of my first full year... wow.) and I do have to say that I love my Wyandottes. Big, fluffy, and consistent. Oh, and full of personality. Don't get 'em if you don't want to be told where to go every morning by a grumpy soon-to-lay hen
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catdaddy66

Songster
10 Years
Nov 18, 2009
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Lugoff, SC
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These are excellent brown egg layers, and I have 5 of each breed except Buff Orps. Mine are still too young to lay but I got them for that reason, as well as them being very easy going and not aggressive at all. I think my black sex links may be the best layers I have, according to fans of the cross.
 

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