Who's in your flock

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by NerdTime1997, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. NerdTime1997

    NerdTime1997 Out Of The Brooder

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    This thread is for telling others what kind of breeds are in your flock.

    I have 2 RIR
    2 red sex links
    1 Orpington
     
  2. Bloveschickens

    Bloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Coop
    I have:

    1 welsummer-Pickles
    1 barred rock- Layla
    1 easter egger- Dinking
    1 Buff orpington- Haddie
     
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  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    2 breeds.
    A single ameraucana, 30 black penedesenca pullets and hens, 12 black penedesenca roosters and cockerels (5 of which get butchered today or tomorrow). 3 BP chicks and 5 eggs in the incubator (4 of which are the ameraucana's eggs.

    That's down from over 30 breeds over the years.
     
  4. NerdTime1997

    NerdTime1997 Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow, that's amazing! How long do you think you've been keeping chickens?
     
  5. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    All my youth with white leghorns, Cornish rocks and ringneck pheasant till I went into the army and a long adult hiatus. The closure of the stable near me where I got free manure for my garden got me started in chickens again, for the manure. Then eggs, chicken math and boom. In 3 months I went from 10 hens (rocks, orps and JGs) to almost 100 of 21 different breeds. Building multiple structures for different purposes. Brooder house, primary hen house, grow out pens, breeder complex, rooster house. Some now gone, some being redesigned.
    After trying several additional breeds and wanting to breed, I settled on these since I really don't have time or room to do justice to more than one breed. I have lots of breeds that I really admire and would like to keep but for my purposes, they're by far my favorite.
    I also worked with scarlet and great green macaws in Costa Rica and worked Canada Geese here.

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  6. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Coop
    I kept it simple: All Orpingtons. Right now I have 5 BBS (2 splash, 2 blue, 1 black) and next month I'll add a Spangled and my coop will be maxed out.

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  7. NerdTime1997

    NerdTime1997 Out Of The Brooder

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    Very cool! I'm converting my shed into a coop and because of the size of the shed I can get 6 more chickens.

    I've already placed my order:
    1 olive egger
    1 EE
    1 Orpington
    1 barred Plymouth Rock
    1 silver laces Wyandotte
    And 1 golden laced Wyandotte

    I can't wait until I get them!
     
  8. spies04

    spies04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 Rhode Island Reds
    4 Americanas
    2 Buffs
    1 Austerlope
    1 Guinea Hen
    2 Laced Wyandottes
    1 Bantam RIR

    Rooster
    Rhode Island Red

    Adore them all [​IMG]
     
  9. desertchicken92

    desertchicken92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 California Grey's-Lena and Aela. 1 Norwegian Jaerhon-Fiona. And 1 Lavender Ameracauna-Lagertha. Lol, all hens.
     
  10. RMorrow

    RMorrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have:
    11 Barred Plymouths
    5 Silver Lace Polish
    3 Bantum Cochins
    2 Guinea Hens

    We just placed our order for:
    5 Welsummers
    5 Easter Eggers
    5 Japanese Bantums
    5 Silkies

    My wife has really fallen for the bantums!
     

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