What to get

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Flawedatdesign, May 25, 2011.

  1. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay I'm wanting to get some chicks. I really want something that will be a good layer. What breed should I look for. I know there are a ton of RIR's in the local area.
     
  2. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    first of all, [​IMG] second, the best laying breed you can get are leghorns, but i know from experience that they can be skittish or even mean. if you want a friendly bird that is a good layer, try RIRS, sex-links, golden comets, plymouth rocks or another american class brown egg layer. they are generally of rather mellow personalities and good layers. easter eggers would also work. if you don't care about temperment, leghorns and other medditeranean class layers are quite good.
     
  3. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I think it would be good for the kids to see chicks grow up. Not sure I'm going to like the Hens I got they seem so small. I like the big birds.
     
  4. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also how do I go about finding people that have chicks in Missouri on here ? i would really rather drive a bit and get good chicks.
     
  5. whitehousechix

    whitehousechix Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm pretty new to chickens but I'm very happy with the golden comets and California Greys,and EE's.... the Wyandots are probably my least favorite, which surprises, me, I thought they would be the favorites, because of their feathers, but not so much. The Barred rocks and Rhode Islands reds are nice, just not my favorites. This is just from looks and attitude.
     
  6. Niss

    Niss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on what you want them to DO.
    I like my Golden Comet/Red sex links and tetra tints best because they are easy going and come when I call.
    BUT if we were truely free ranging I would go with Silver Speckled Hamburgs because they basicly take care of themselves (preditor resistant behaviors), are pretty, and eat less. My 3 Hamburgs lay in the coop, but given a choice will sleep in the trees and eat bugs all day.
     
  7. Flawedatdesign

    Flawedatdesign Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was looking at the Hamburgs online yesterday. I don't see any available local or close for that matter. I'll just have to keep looking around.
     

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