What breeds?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by CottageChicken22, Sep 17, 2008.

  1. CottageChicken22

    CottageChicken22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is SO many breeds out there. I have a strong feeling that the law in my area will be changed. Anyway, I'm excited [​IMG]! I planned a coop, and researched chickens by reading BYC and books. What breeds should I get? I want standard. My limit is eight chickens 'cause I live in a backyard. Whats a good rooster breed? are australorps good roosters? I only need one rooster.[​IMG]
     
  2. DTchickens

    DTchickens Overrun With Chickens

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    im considering Chanteclers for a backyard laying flock.. large brown eggs. cold hardy, Nice. gentle. and after they stop egg production.. good meat bird.. lay all year around. and not TOO ugly.
     
  3. CottageChicken22

    CottageChicken22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Neat. Thanks!![​IMG] any other suggestions??
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Barred Plymouth Rocks and Orpingtons. Cant ever go wrong with those two breeds. I have BR roosters, hens and Blue, Black and Buff Orpingtons.
     
  5. nerfy

    nerfy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My pet chicken has a search engine that will bring up lots of info and pics from the info you put in.
    Hope it helps.[​IMG]
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I love my black star and my white rock. They are my two favs... perhaps I'll love my EEs more when they start giving me some colored eggs.
     
  7. CottageChicken22

    CottageChicken22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I know my fav breeds.
    Hows this plan for 6 chickens???
    1 easter egger hen
    1 RIR hen
    2 black australorps (i LOVE those) 1 hen, 1 cock
    1 barred rock hen
    and last of all: 1 silver spangled hamburg hen
    if coop bigger I would add:
    a silkie trio.
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2008
  8. CottageChicken22

    CottageChicken22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone?
     
  9. mom2jedi

    mom2jedi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Sounds like a lovely flock! Very similar to what I'm planning to get (see sig.).
     

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