Which breeds are best?

yogi

In the Brooder
7 Years
May 17, 2012
78
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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.
 

orumpoultry

Songster
7 Years
Jan 30, 2012
1,867
132
178
Trinity, TX
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.
 

JerseyGiantfolk

Crowing
8 Years
Jan 12, 2012
10,825
68
288
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.
 

lucylover

In the Brooder
7 Years
Apr 22, 2012
17
0
21
Kansas
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!
 

Rock Home Isle

Songster
7 Years
Apr 25, 2012
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222
188
Northern Frontrange of Colorado
The data on the qualities of the historical breeds is so old and out of date.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.
 

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