What to add to my flock? Opinions PLEASE!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Chiqualetta, Jan 15, 2019.

  1. Chiqualetta

    Chiqualetta Chirping

    Jan 14, 2019
    Hello! I currently have a flock with a mix of Rhode Island Reds, Dominique’s, one big Brahma rooster.. his lady unexpectedly passed.,Buff Orpington’s, gold laced Wyandotte’s and a handful of Easter Eggers.

    I keep going back-and-forth on what I want to add to my existing flock in the next couple months. I love my Brahma so I automatically wanted to add more. How are Cochin? Pros/cons? I live 25 minutes from Cackle Hatchery(terrifying for my bank account)so I plan on picking them up in store.

    I am trying to steer away from the smaller standard birds simply because when we added a couple smaller Easter Eggers They were bullied a bit by our big girls for a lot longer than expected.

    I currently don’t have any white egg layers but I also don’t know what to look for as far as white egg layers go.

    I like them big,round and fluffy

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  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

    Jun 14, 2017
    Central PA
    Barnevelders aren't white egg layers, but they're pretty cool-looking. Never owned any myself. I want a silver-laced one.

    Personally, I like Australorps, though they're a little boring in appearance. They've got generally good, calm temperaments and are pretty good egg-layers.

    My bantam cochins are friendly and really good mothers. Easily bullied by my smaller game hens, though. I've no experience with standards.
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  3. Lacy Duckwing

    Lacy Duckwing Songster

    Nov 6, 2017
    I have a friendly New Hampshire Red hen. Got a Black Jersey Giant by accident. She's not quite an Australorp like she was supposed to be.
    Speckled Sussex? I would like to get a Turken. I have some Black Stars.
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