Which is better?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BarredCometLaced, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. BarredCometLaced

    BarredCometLaced Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Which is better for free ranging: Plymouth rocks or Wyandottes.

    What has been your favorite free range cold hardy chicken breed?
     
  2. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    My favorite breed is wyandotte
     
  3. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Neither, it really depends.


    Where are you getting them from? What sort of environment do you live in? How cold does it get where you are?



    Wyandottes handle cold better, Rocks blend into deciduous environments better. Hatchery based stock of either will flee a predator better, but heritage/show stock will outweigh some predator's choices. Hatchery stock lays more or the same for the first year or two, but non-hatchery stock lays over a longer period of time.
     

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