What breed would you recommend?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by HenPen, May 7, 2009.

  1. HenPen

    HenPen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2009
    New Hampshire
    I am about to begin construction on a new coop and once built I would like to add to my chicken flock and I would like to hear some opinions on different breeds....My chickens are first and foremost our pets and we enjoy their eggs very much,I am not against a dual purpose bird but as of yet we have not eaten any of our birds.We would like to keep a rooster as well so a breed that is generally calmer,that would enjoy alot of hands on and lays well would be a great match for my family,.....I do understand no matter what breed we get how we handle and raise them will play the biggest part in how they interact with us but I know some breeds are better suited for what we are looking for.Thanks
     
  2. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    . . . calmer,that would enjoy alot of hands on and lays well . . .

    My vote for those 3 qualities is a Buff Orpington.

    Steve​
     
  3. xtremevermonter

    xtremevermonter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    digitS' :

    . . . calmer,that would enjoy alot of hands on and lays well . . .

    My vote for those 3 qualities is a Buff Orpington.

    Steve​

    Agreed​
     
  4. Birch Run Farm

    Birch Run Farm Biddy up!

    Sep 5, 2008
    VERMONT
    EE's are very hardy and good layers as well. You will find many suggestions here, there really are a lot of varieties and breeds that will fit your needs.

    Good luck and have fun making your choice!
     
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  5. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say buff orps too........[​IMG]
     
  6. HenPen

    HenPen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 29, 2009
    New Hampshire
    Ok this maybe a Silly question but to Oprs of different colors still have the same Buff Orp type disposition??

    What about standard Cochins??
     
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  7. Steve_of_sandspoultry

    Steve_of_sandspoultry Overrun With Chickens

    Cuckoo Marans are the most calm good natured bird we raise. They are the only ones we have that you can walk right up to and pick them up. Good steady layers year round.

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    Steve in NC
     

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