your favorite egg laying / pet breed

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by raymondjames, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 18, 2011
    whats yours? need some ideas for my new flock i am purchasing... my bator isnt doing to well we dont think... all ready am getting silkies, cochins, ameracauna, australorp, leghorn. [​IMG] flocks [​IMG]

    not meat birds.. Me = vegetarian... cant imagine an animal like my little chickies dying at day 38. [​IMG] if mine were at a factory like that, it would only be 2 weeks [​IMG] ... but theyre not HAHA!!
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2011
  2. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2011
    I love Black Stars...I agree about the meat birds. I'm vegetarian too [​IMG]
  3. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 2, 2011
    Midway, GA
    I find the plymouth rocks to be a fantastic breed. They're smart, active and friendly. I have one that would much prefer to be in the house on the couch than outside where she belongs [​IMG]

    My wyandottes are a bit quieter but also not hesitant to approach and they're growing on me.

    My australorps are timid. They don't come over for treat time. I have a very flighty ancona and an EE that's taking after her, so when I get rid of those two I'm hoping to see the australorps become easier to approach.

    Moral of the story: Plymouth Rocks. Black stars are a cross between barred rocks and rhode island reds so I'm guessing some would pick up personality traits from the BRs.
  4. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    Buff Orpingtons--regarded as a good egg producer but definiitely not an everyday layer. Sweet, gentle, like to visit. broody.

    Speckled Sussex--like to visit and forage in my weeding area. Gentle. Good egg layers.
  5. littlecreekfarm

    littlecreekfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 1, 2011
    black australorps!!!! i also love Buff orps!
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Anything rare, colorful, and preferably laying an egg color other than the typical brown. [​IMG]
  7. kfacres

    kfacres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2011
    do you realize that by consuming eggs, you are actually eating little peices of future meat?
  8. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 11, 2011
    Quote:Only if they're fertile...and even if they are, well, they're eggs, and I think it's okay. I know where the eggs are coming from, and that the chickens are treated well.
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2011
  9. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sicilian Buttercups, silver Leghorns.

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