what breeed of chicken should i get?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Johnn, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    today i found my light sussex miley killed [​IMG] so i now have room for another hen, what do you guys think, the brred would have to be one that will go broody, be a good layer when not broody (well i dont care about that really becacause thats what my non broody ones are for) and it would have to be hard in the winter, any ideas?
     
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Cochin sounds right. Or what about a Wyandotte?

    Silkies are good broodies, but they aren't known for their egg laying capabilities.

    I have this polish/SS hamburg, and she is my best layer. Better than the Barred rocks and delaware!
     
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  3. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buff Orpingtons are good mothers when they go broody and Silkies are excellent moms as they often go broody.
     
  4. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:x2 on the orpingtons. Though I've heard from a few people they haven't experienced any broodiness with their BO's..
     
  5. Johnn

    Johnn Overrun With Chickens

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    id quite like a silkie but i hear they always have problems with there feet if they get muddy [​IMG]
     

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