- Apr 7, 2012
I have a flock consisting of 6 EE's, 1 barnyard mix roo, and currently 1 red sex link although I originally had 2. The first sex link passed from internal laying, and I believe my second one is too. I've been reading that hatchery/production birds are prone to this. As I may get new chicks next spring to make up for the lost ones, I am left wondering what to get, so I will not have the internal laying problem. I love EE's, but having a different breed or two mixed in wouldn't hurt. I would want something with color, and preferably easy to find at the feed store. Honestly, all I know of, or have seen are RIR's, barred rocks, dominiques, and EE's. I'm not a fan of white breeds. That's why I want some color, and why I have 6 EE's! So, for a simply backyard flock, what are some good breeds?