What chickens would you get?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Stamper, May 14, 2009.

  1. Stamper

    Stamper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So if you could only have 8 chickens, and you wanted them for eggs and pets, what would you get?

    I want chickens that are a tiny bit smart (at least) and I would like to get a variety, some who are good at laying in winter (low light, not very cold here).

    So what breeds would you get?

    Also, if you would be so kind, specify your reasons for choosing each breed.

    Thank you!!
     
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  2. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to say Buff orpingtons...we have 2 of them now and they are just sweet hearts and love attention. They are still way to young to lay, but I hear they are great layers and hardy too! Good luck.
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  3. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I adore Dominiques. Great personalities, good winter layers, just perfect.
     
  4. Stamper

    Stamper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking a variety of breeds... no? Not a good idea?

    I would get at least 2 of each, maybe 4 and 4....?

    Better to get all the same?
     
  5. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Different breeds are fine together, mix it up--have fun with it, it's what ever you want! By the way--Barred Rocks are great......I have 6 that I love and are great layers and hardy.
     
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  6. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    I have a mixed flock and I love em. I love my dominique, cochins, australorps, silver laced wyandotte, easter eggers and my light brahma before she passed away.

    All are friendly, laid through the winter great, great personalities and makes for a colorful yard.
     
  7. aidenbaby

    aidenbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I only have 6 now. If I could trade, I would trade my andalusian (too skittish for my taste and leads the others to naughtiness. Then, I would get a dorking, an aseel, a true ameracauna or a jersey giant. I like variety in my flock.
     
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  8. max13077

    max13077 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Buffy-O's are my favorite. I have two of them and they are so nice. They let you pick them up and even give them hugs. The darn things are like cats or dogs. [​IMG]
     
  9. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    I am going with Welsummers...
     
  10. Polish Chickens

    Polish Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm rather go with the Polish breed
     

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