What's the best breed for me?!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Steffy327, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. Steffy327

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    I've been thinking about adding a backyard coop for sometime now, but before I do I'd like to do as much research as possible. Does anyone have any suggestions on what would be a good breed for me?

    I live in Florida and would like a breed that can:
    • tolerate the heat
    • is relatively quiet (no roosters for me)
    • produces eggs - at any rate
    • docile/friendly
    • would do well cooped at night
    • and can help me with any pest problems in my garden

    Is there a chicken breed for me?!

    Thanks
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

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  3. FireTigeris

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    several, but you won't want chickens in the garden till after harvest.

    dust bath pits and leaf eating happen- frequently.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/category/chicken-breeds

    I picked:

    Climate - hot
    Broodiness- Seldom (unless you'll want to hatch chicks, but then half of those will be roosters- just buy sexed pullets)

    and did not fill anything else out- got a bunch of hits.
     
  4. Steffy327

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    Thanks! I've really liked everything I've read on the Australorps so far. [​IMG]
     
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    I hope you find a good breed that you like.
     

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