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What would be the best eggs to hatch out for my daughter in 4H?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nursebay, Nov 29, 2008.

  1. nursebay

    nursebay In the Brooder

    Nov 2, 2008
    Inkster, ND
    My daughter just signed up and is doing poultry for 4H and I want to hatch eggs out now, but was wondering what is a good breed for her to show? My favorite breed is Silkies. But what would be a unique breed for her to have good luck with?
  2. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Crowing 9 Years

    Oct 16, 2008
    first of all,you are going to end up with chickens after the project is over.. what kind do you want to end up with??

    I have always had good luck with buff orpingtons.

    last year at our county fair, a girl had a working incubator full of eggs hatching.. it was a great attraction.. and she was right there to answer a lot of questions.

    and a lot of strange questions were asked, I might add.. I do not know if she kept a record of what was asked, but that might an interesting and funny part of the display.. just do not laugh right in the peoples' faces. LOL

  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    You will want egg layers. (they pay you back for the feed)

    I'd go with Black Sex links, Rhode Island Reds or some Golden Comets.

    Phoenix roos are pretty if you get the right one.
  4. Southernbelle

    Southernbelle Gone Broody

    Mar 17, 2008
    Silkies are awesome birds, but make sure to get quality stock. They have a lot of DQs.
  5. nursebay

    nursebay In the Brooder

    Nov 2, 2008
    Inkster, ND
    ofcourse I want some when the project is done. I have a few chickens now, just nothing exciting or unique. I have a couple RIR and a gold sex link and I am not sure what the other one is....lol

    Thanks for the advice.

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