What breeds of chicken should I add to my flock? Plz help!!!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MrOrpington16, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. MrOrpington16

    MrOrpington16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have to chose two of these Chickens- a black sex link, partridge rock, Ameruacana Plymouth Rock mix or a light brahma...
    I want two of these.... I do not want a crazy bird that will fly over a six foot fence.. Lol and very minimal noise! Also I want a good egg layer. Thankyou
     
  2. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In order of egg-laying ability, it would most likely be just as you have them listed.

    Black Sex Link
    Partridge Plymouth Rock
    Ameraucana/Plymouth Rock cross
    Light Brahma


    I do not think any of them will be crazy. But the calmest would probably be the Light Brahma, and that breed also goes broody if you want the hen to hatch eggs.

    If you want pure-bred chickens, get the Partridge Plymouth Rock and the Light Brahma.
     
  3. MrOrpington16

    MrOrpington16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much! I am just having a hard time choosing:( I can only get two.
     
  4. MrOrpington16

    MrOrpington16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also I had heard that Ameraucana hens fly... So I don't know if they are right for me:(
     
  5. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Many chicken breeds can fly over a 6-foot fence when they are young. Then they get heavier and do not fly as well.

    You could clip a wing on one side of each hen to prevent flying over the fence.

    What is your main reason for having chickens? Eggs? Pets? To decorate the yard?
     

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