Which breeds are best?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by yogi, May 23, 2012.

  1. yogi

    yogi In the Brooder

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    I have gone overboard on buying chicks and now have 77. This is more than double what I can afford to feed. I have White Rocks, Barred Rocks, R.I. Reds, Buff Orpingtons, Columbian Wyandottes and Red Sex Links. These are for laying hens. Which breeds are best? which should I keep? Thanks for all help.
     
  2. orumpoultry

    orumpoultry Songster

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    Are you looking for dual purpose?
    Specifically egg laying?
    Possible breeding?
    Looks?
    Do you mind a mixed flock?

    There's more questions I could ask, but it all really depends on if you're mainly planning on resale for the eggs or not.
     
  3. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Crowing

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    Choose the calmer ones (if you've had time to socialize with 77 chickens!) I'm sorry you have to give some away, but at least it's better than letting them be starving.

    My hatchety BO's were very nice.
     
  4. lucylover

    lucylover In the Brooder

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    I would recommend the following:

    -Buff Orphington
    -Buff Polish
    -White Silkie
    -Partridge Chochin
    -Salmon Favorelle
    -Silver Laced Wyandotte

    Check out this website, it's where we order ours. They give a lot of info on each breed, and they also have videos for each!

    Cackle Hatchery

    Enjoy! [​IMG]
     
  5. cva34

    cva34 Songster

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    That tuff ???? Dodge Ford Chevy and on and on???? Pickup or Car or SUV its really a personal thing....cva34
     
  6. BoltonChicken

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    In my experience the BO's are by far the best. Broody but calm. Good chickens.
     
  7. The data on the qualities of the historical breeds is so old and out of date. It's mostly a personal choice as to what you like and what meshes with your wants and desires.

    77 chickens...wow you do like your chickens. [​IMG]
     

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