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

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    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!!
     
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  2. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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

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    black australorps!!!! i also love Buff orps!
     
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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

    kfacres Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
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  9. Tracydr

    Tracydr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sicilian Buttercups, silver Leghorns.
     

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