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What breed would be best?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by plymouthrockFarm123, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. plymouthrockFarm123

    plymouthrockFarm123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we are getting our coop ready and we need to pick out some breeds. we can hold 10-20 chickens they need to be friendly, good layers, unique (pretty) and can stand cold and hot. We are going to get a few barred plymouth rocks but would like a couple more breeds. and we are not going to get any with feathers on there feet [​IMG]



    thank you
     
  2. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ameraucana
    RIR
    Orpingtons
     
  3. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    You may want to check out the thread
    What should i Get??? by scooby

    on the front page of this topic. Lots of people have given lots of good advice. I didn't see many feather-legs mentioned!

    (I'm not into feather legs, either [​IMG])
     
  4. plymouthrockFarm123

    plymouthrockFarm123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thank you i have done some research i think we will order them from rochester hatcheery in alberta
     
  5. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What all are you getting [​IMG]
     
  6. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    if you want to order from rochester, you may not have much choice about what to get -- do they even carry ANY 'regular breeds' (as opposed to sexlinks and other crosses) anymore?

    Pat
     
  7. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    OH I love feather legs! My cochin is the sweetest thing! My barred rock takes the cake on sweetness tho! She is VERY lovable! My other good lovable girls are my EE's. I have mostly feather footed! lol
     
  8. plymouthrockFarm123

    plymouthrockFarm123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ya they carry leghorns orpingtons brahamas RIR etc i think we are going to get columbian rock ,barred rock, ameraucanas, orpingtons and mabye a couple australorps. then we might get some meat chickens
     
  9. plymouthrockFarm123

    plymouthrockFarm123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do wyandottes produce a fair amount of eggs?
     
  10. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    From what I understand, Wyandottes produce a decent amount of eggs but not a huge amount like Leghorns.

    It will also depend on the line that the hatchery is breeding from.
     

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