**What is a good hatching breed???**

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Tripp16, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Hi everyone!!

    I am getting a incubator because for a project in school (homeschooled) it says it would be cool to hatch chicks. Yes I already have nine! But who doesnt want more chickies running around!

    But before I spend 21 days turning and getting everything ready. I want to at least have some hatch. Below is the criteria the chicken has to match. (hehe) I know its getting cold and most people dont hatch chicks but I figured we could try.

    Breed matching:
    Pretty
    Docile
    Layed back
    A good egg layer
    Easy chicks to hatch (if thats a stupid question sorry! [​IMG] )

    Hope this makes any sense! Thanks in advance!! [​IMG]
     
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    Sounds like fun! Any of the Orpingtons are real docile, also the Brahmas with feathers on there legs are real neat and kids really enjoy them and they are also very docile. Good luck!
     
  3. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Quote:Thanks we have a Orpington hen that I absolutely LOVE! Just trying to get different breeds! [​IMG]

    I was looking at brahmas. [​IMG]
     
  4. Czech's_chicks

    Czech's_chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    silkie are gentle. I think polish are really easy to tame and look really cute as babies and the children love them.
     
  5. henney penny

    henney penny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Faverolles are so cute and so friendly
     
  6. KWAK

    KWAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2009
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  7. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

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  8. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Thanks everyone for your replies! I think we have decided on silkies, BUT if we cant get eggs then Favorelles is next!! [​IMG]

    Thanks for all replies!
     

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