What is Your DREAM Flock? (And What's Realistic?)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by FlappyFeathers, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. FlappyFeathers

    FlappyFeathers Crossing the Road

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    My dream flock would consist of one of probably every breed (of course!) but sadly, I cannot have what I want where I live.

    I am totally egg obsessed and trying to achieve the most colorful egg basket (and colorful chickens) with the least amount of birds possible in my suburban backyard. Seasonal availability and hatchery minimums are somewhat a hinderance, so I'm dependent on what my local feed store happens to carry.

    My current laying birds include Easter Egger, Buff Orp and Blue Wyandotte. I just got 2 little chicks Sunday... Black Dominant Copper and an Olive Egger. I wanted to get one more, a white or cream egg layer... the store's getting a new shipment tomorrow. Can't decide between White Leghorn, Sicilian Buttercup, Speckled Sussex or.... Columbian Wyandotte-just because I want a white chicken and they're so beautiful even though they lay brown eggs.

    Oh, decisions decisions!! What should I do??? I just want them all!!!!!!!



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  2. Brahmachicken240

    Brahmachicken240 Crossing the Road

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    A flock that never gets sick :lau
    There’s always something going on every week. :hmm
     
  3. SurferchickinSB

    SurferchickinSB Crowing

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    A speckled Sussex would fit in really good with what you have
     
  4. FlappyFeathers

    FlappyFeathers Crossing the Road

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    Yes absolutely!! I've been pretty lucky in that department so far :fl:fl:fl
     
  5. pertnear09

    pertnear09 Crossing the Road

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    That would be nice. Also if they could feed and water themselves and maybe could throw another another log on the fire if I feel chilled.:)
     
  6. FlappyFeathers

    FlappyFeathers Crossing the Road

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    I know, you're right!

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  7. SurferchickinSB

    SurferchickinSB Crowing

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    I wish mine could be potty trained!
     
  8. FlappyFeathers

    FlappyFeathers Crossing the Road

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    Now you're talkin!! That's a dream :lau:lau:lau
     
  9. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Crowing

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    I'm a huge fan of a varied flock and a colorful egg basket. I've had as many as 15 different breeds and color variations at one time so that part is covered. Dream flock would be a breeding flock of not cream or gold brabanters. Any standard color not seen in the US. Not picky.
     
  10. DuckWhisperer06

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    I want a Lavender Orpington, a Golden Laced Wyandotte, and a Hamburg.

    I’ve wanted a Lavender Orpington for a while but where I live they’re hard to find :hmm

    Wyandotte’s and Hamburgs are hard to find too but I think they’re so pretty :rolleyes:
     

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