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what kind of chicken do i want

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by wnthunting, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. wnthunting

    wnthunting Out Of The Brooder

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    I want to get a couple of hens that lay really dark brown eggs but they have to be cold hardy because i live in new york. Whst kind of chicken do i want???
     
  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Maran's lay the dark chocolate brown eggs. I'm pretty sure they are cold hardy, they were sold at the farm store where I bought my chicks.
     
  3. NewMommy123

    NewMommy123 Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree Maran's are good layers and are cold hardy. I recommend them! Australorps are also good layer, they may not lay the dark dark eggs that you want but they are REALLY good layers! Rhode Island Reds are another breed that I recommend. They are good layers, have a sweet disposition and are fun to watch. I have three of them named Bertha, Hannah and Lucy. Hannah is the sweetest and will often run over to me to be picked up and loves hug.
     
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  4. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cocoa Marans, dark chocolate eggs...I have Australorps and RIR also...you can't go wrong with any of them...
     
  5. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Rhode Island reds are pretty awesome! I'll find out in a day or so what color eggs she'll lay. My RIR was in the nest box for 40 min today, but no egg. My RIR does well in the heat as well.
     
  6. ChickasaurusRex

    ChickasaurusRex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barnevelders lay dark eggs!.....not AS dark as Marans sometimes.. but still dark
    Welsummers lay terra cotta colored eggs with freckles! [​IMG]
     
  7. dretd

    dretd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love Welsummers! Can't speak for Marans nor Barnvelders.
     

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