What is your favorite breed of chicken?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Skitz, Dec 5, 2016.

  1. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

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    I would like to know :) I'm going to be getting eggs to start up my flock and so far I'm fascinated by the d'uccles so I will definitely be getting porcelain d'uccles! A few more that are on my mind are Mottled Houndan, Queen Silvia, Sicilian Buttercup, and maaaybe millie fleur d'uccles :)

    My favorite one would still be porcelain d'uccles though :p What is yours?
     
  2. JuliaWesterbeek

    JuliaWesterbeek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I love my silkies even though they don't lay the best egg but I think my ultimate favorite is a barnyard mix sine they have such a different personality! I love Queen Silva chickens since they are so beautiful and I heard they are good medium egg layers!
     
  3. Edward Charette

    Edward Charette Out Of The Brooder

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    My fav is Plymouth Rock Chicken
     
  4. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    Toss up between Dominique and EE. So I have an EE roo, and will be adding Doms to my flock (again). He produces exquisite BSL, walnut combed, EE chicks with Dom hens.
     
  5. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    I started with Belgian d'Uccles, and still have a small flock of them after over twenty years. Mine are milliefleurs, love them! In standards and Michigan, Speckled Sussex (very friendly!), Easter Eggers, white Chanteclers (not for Texas!), French Marans, and Wyandottes. I mostly avoid single combed birds, especially the cocks, because of the cold winters. You can do any of those, so enjoy. Start with a mixed group of birds that look interesting, and see what you like. Mary
     
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  6. AutumnHens

    AutumnHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love all of mine, and we have a mixed flock. 1 Black Australorp, who is gorgeous in the sunlight, one Delaware who talks herself, two Wellsummers who follow me like puppies, a GLW who is stunning, and a crazy little Golden Campine who likes to slide down the railing on the back porch steps. Only one is laying currently (the GC) but they're only 25 weeks and hit POL right as the short days started.

    In January we're getting an Americauna,, an EE, a Speckled Sussex, New Hampshire Red, a Spitzhauben, a Brahma, a Barred Rock, and Lavender Orpington and a mystery chick. Which is 3 more chicks than I said I would limit myself to but I'm worried that Jan shipped chicks might not all make it. I'm also getting 8 layers for a neighbor because we're splitting the order.
     
  7. bigfoot11

    bigfoot11 Just Hatched

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    My favorite are the Orpingtons. Love how curios they are and great egg producers.
     
  8. kenzieschickens

    kenzieschickens New Egg

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    My favorite are probably.... Buff Orpingtons because they are very freindly and curious and also very beautiful!!!
     

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