Wynadottes?

Angel07

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Thinking of some more breeds to add to my flock. One of the kids who go to school have wynadottes so I'm wondering if wynadottes are good or not? I've been told they aren't the best layers. Is this true? Are there any upsides to getting them?
 

FoodFreedomNow

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There's a breed review here. I have raised both Gold and Silver Laced Wyandottes and found them to be pretty birds, good layers, and easy keepers - a great dual purpose breed.

I think they would be particularly well-suited to those who are new to raising chickens.
 

Angel07

Songster
Mar 11, 2021
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Victoria, Australia
There's a breed review here. I have raised both Gold and Silver Laced Wyandottes and found them to be pretty birds, good layers, and easy keepers - a great dual purpose breed.

I think they would be particularly well-suited to those who are new to raising chickens.
Okay, I'll check out the review. The kid from school sent me pictures of his couple of week old ones and they are all so cute. That's why I was wondering if they're good layers or not because I don't want free loaders.
 

Callender Girl

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I have a three-year-old (at least that old, I got her from someone else) Blue Laced Red Wyandotte who, although done for the year like most of my hens, was a good producer this year. I got a Columbian Wyandotte chick this spring, and Valentina, who laid her first egg about six weeks ago, is still producing at least three eggs every week.

In my opinion, aside from being gorgeous, the other pluses are that Wyandottes are heavy-bodied birds that aren't going to fly off into the adjacent pastures when they are out and about; and while mine aren't cuddly, they can be picked up and moved. They play nicely with other chickens, and my BLRW -- Marietta, who came here with two Cochin Bantam buddies -- actually protected the smaller girls when they first integrated into my flock of full-sized hens.

The reason I added Valentina this year -- aside from her striking good looks -- is because I've had such a good experience with Marietta.
 

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