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What laying hens should I buy

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Davis Harshman, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. Davis Harshman

    Davis Harshman Just Hatched

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    I plan on getting laying hen next month or so and the place i'm getting them from has Easter eggers, Australorps, Naked necks, Rhode island reds, Cinnamon queens, and Buff Orpingtons. what should I buy


    Thank you
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

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  3. Davis Harshman

    Davis Harshman Just Hatched

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    I live in Wisconsin
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Cold hardy breeds would be on your short list.
     
  5. Vickie 51

    Vickie 51 Out Of The Brooder

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    What I did was decide if I wanted brown, white or pastel eggs and what size eggs I was hoping for. Then I researched which breeds tolerated hot summers and cold winters. Then from there I checked out which breeds were less likely to get broody. Since mine had to be in a run due to predators, I looked for breeds that tolerated a large tun as opposed to constant free-ranging.

    We ended up choosing RIR's, Black Astralorp and Barred Plymouth Rocks.
     
  6. Davis Harshman

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    I decided Im going to get two buff Orpingtons, two naked necks, two austalorps, and two Easter eggers.
     
  7. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Sounds like a great starter flock!
     
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