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jimiscott November 6th, 2017 5:35pm

Anyone here raise chickens? If so what breed and for what purpose?

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evoecon nearest binary system
11/07/17 6:20 am

Grew up on a farm. Not sure the breed. We had about 25 for egg production. We would raise about 100 every year to slaughter for the meat.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
11/06/17 8:59 pm

I don’t know. I have an unspecified number of eggs, but I don’t want to count my chickens before they’re hatched...

lostriver Oregon
11/06/17 7:52 pm

Road island reds, white, and gray rocks for eggs on the ranch. Free range chickens.

jlong105 Indiana
11/06/17 7:29 pm

Nobody calls my daughter a chicken!

Marzyq South of North Dakota
11/06/17 7:16 pm

I started out with 10 chickens, now have 3. I bought them as chicks, to lay eggs. 4 ended up being roosters. I don’t know what kind they are, except they are black, like our cows. Black Animals Matter. BAM!

jmw7477 Indiana
11/06/17 6:50 pm

This is our first time raising chickens. We have a mix of buff orpintons and easter eggers.

FinnSum We Overcame
11/06/17 6:55 pm

We got some black copper marans, beutiful eggs, 180 ish a year

jmw7477 Indiana
11/07/17 3:56 am

Ours weren’t old enough to start laying until about late August. But they’re going strong now.

FinnSum We Overcame
11/06/17 5:18 pm

I would recommend Buff Orpington to start. We have 30 and they are consistently laying. Wyandottes and Amberlinks also lay 300+ a year.

Isomax TIC TOC
11/06/17 4:39 pm

Marshmallow Peeps for s’mores

jimiscott Survivor
11/06/17 4:58 pm

Lol. I hate those. My wife loves them though.

jimiscott Survivor
11/06/17 3:51 pm

Unfortunately we had a fox find his way in the hen house a few months ago. We lost about eight good hens and a rooster before I could get him stopped. He had dug his way under the hen house. I buried hardware cloth around the perimeter about a foot deep, that seems to have stopped it.

11/06/17 3:43 pm

Yes. My wife raises free range chickens for eggs. Mostly rock island reds

missmorganmarie ...
11/06/17 1:44 pm

no but I want a silkie

RussianThunder Russia and USA
11/06/17 1:42 pm

No. My father grew up with chickens. I’ll ask him but that was the other side of the world....literally.

11/06/17 12:37 pm

No, but I want to.

JohnnyHancock Goodneighbor, Boston, MA
11/06/17 12:06 pm

The only breed of chicken I know of is KFC chicken 🤤

jimiscott Survivor
11/06/17 12:41 pm

Cornish X. Look them Frankenstein bird.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
11/06/17 12:03 pm

No, but a Neighbor does I think they have a few varieties. Good luck. Our climates are a lot different too.

shygal47 Florida east coast
11/06/17 11:39 am

Not anymore but always had chickens around until I was about 30 or so. Don’t know if they were bred or just mutts, gave good eggs tho.

popapop2 Ohio
11/06/17 11:37 am

We have a variety of breeds and use them for eggs.

bower8899 ...
11/06/17 11:25 am

Almost my whole life. It was mostly just for fun but we got eggs out of it too

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
11/06/17 11:00 am

I grew up on a farm. We mostly had barred rick & rhode island reds. I think we usually kept 30-40 at a time. Their main purpose was egg production. We sold what we didn’t eat to cover their costs.

jimiscott Survivor
11/06/17 11:03 am

I do that with my other flock. It’s a mixed bag of breeds. Great egg hens.

jimiscott Survivor
11/06/17 10:55 am

I am currently building a new coop and run. This one will house a pure breed for egg and show purposes. I’m researching what breed I want to keep. My grandkids will be the ones showing them. I have been looking real hard at Black Copper Marans, a rare French bird that lays a highly prized chocolate brown egg.