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What breeds of chickens should I get?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chloechickens01, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. chloechickens01

    chloechickens01 Out Of The Brooder

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    It's that time of year again to buy some more chicks, and I was wanting to know what kind of breeds I should get.
    I live in Southern Illinois, and I have a smaller flock of 11 chickens. I have Speckled Sussex, Australorps, Ameracaunas, and Rhode Island Reds.
    I want mainly egg layers, and larger eggs. I've had chickens for at least 2 years now, but I still don't know much about the breeds... So if you can help me by suggesting some breeds I might like, that would help A LOT!!
    Thanks!!![​IMG]
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    If you want good layers of large eggs you need to add to your flock:

    Pearl White Leghorns
    Production Reds
    Cinnamon Queens &
    Black Sex Links

    I had a Black Sex link that once went 93 days without missing one day laying !
     
  3. chloechickens01

    chloechickens01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, thanks! I'll look them up:)
     
  4. bb livestock

    bb livestock Out Of The Brooder

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    I like orpingtons, wyandottes, rir, and plymouth rocks.
     
  5. chloechickens01

    chloechickens01 Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah my aunt recommended buff orphingtons and wyandottes. I think theyre pretty and I wouldnt mind to have them either.
     

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