Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Chicken breeds..

I plan to have 3-4 hens in my small coop maybe at some point upgrading to a few more.
As of now i have picked my breeds but 2 of the 3 are not available until 2011. so alas I must wait!

I plan on getting:
~ 1-2 Barnevelders
~ 1 Australorp
~ 1 Barred Plymouth Rock

I decided on standard size birds vs. bantams because I read that standards have a tendency to be less flighty then a bantam due to their increased weight.
All the breeds listed above have been said to be proven great eggs layers, as well as being very friendly, and quiet(which is what i need due to being in a urban environment). They sound perfect to me. Hopefully I can get these babies somewhere at the beginning of the year!

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