What to get..what to get..

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by farmgirl1995, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. farmgirl1995

    farmgirl1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Every single time I get chickens I AGONIZE over the breed I should pick. I make all these lists and name them ahead of time and change my mind over and over and over and over....So ima ask for some help:) Which kind should I get? I know for a fact I'm getting Buff Orpingtons. I like chickens that are full and fluffy:) I think I may want cochins. I will be ordering from a hatchery.
     
  2. punky rooster

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    Jul 21, 2010
    what do you want them for?
     
  3. farmgirl1995

    farmgirl1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pets. Eggs are nice but I'd love them regardless.
     
  4. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    production reds [or hatchery RIR] and EE for eggs and pets
    mine are very nice!
    good luck
    punky
     
  5. farmgirl1995

    farmgirl1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! [​IMG]
     
  6. sandy sea

    sandy sea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Go with Cochins they are real friendly. Get all colors. Have fun.
     
  7. farmgirl1995

    farmgirl1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think I might:D
     
  8. Moxiechick

    Moxiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a variety from MPC (Check my sig line). The most personable ones are the Barred Rock, the Australorp and the Speckled Sussex. I;ve hear some say that Barred Rocks are mean, but I think it depends on the line they come from. The ones from MPC (through Meyer hatchery) are sweet, at least in my experience. The Australorp and the Speckled Sussex are very smart and inquisitive. Hope that helps!
     
  9. farmgirl1995

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    Thank you. That helped:) My Barred Rocks are my favorites. They are feisty though
     
  10. AinaWGSD

    AinaWGSD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you're looking for full and fluffy, the speckled sussex from MPC that I have are very round birds! And mine are quite curious, always the first to come running when I go out the back door to see what treats I might be bringing them and always the first to dig in to anything new I offer. I've heard good things about the temperaments of brahmas too, though I haven't tried them. My EE are also all very personable chickens, always talking to me and checking out what we're doing.
     

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