Anyone here raise chickens? If so what breed and for what purpose?
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.
I don’t know. I have an unspecified number of eggs, but I don’t want to count my chickens before they’re hatched...
Road island reds, white, and gray rocks for eggs on the ranch. Free range chickens.
Nobody calls my daughter a chicken!
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!
This is our first time raising chickens. We have a mix of buff orpintons and easter eggers.
We got some black copper marans, beutiful eggs, 180 ish a year
Ours weren’t old enough to start laying until about late August. But they’re going strong now.
I would recommend Buff Orpington to start. We have 30 and they are consistently laying. Wyandottes and Amberlinks also lay 300+ a year.
Marshmallow Peeps for s’mores
Lol. I hate those. My wife loves them though.
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.
Yes. My wife raises free range chickens for eggs. Mostly rock island reds
Ask my girlfriend
no but I want a silkie
No. My father grew up with chickens. I’ll ask him but that was the other side of the world....literally.
No, but I want to.
The only breed of chicken I know of is KFC chicken 🤤
Cornish X. Look them Frankenstein bird.
Look them up, that is
No, but a Neighbor does I think they have a few varieties. Good luck. Our climates are a lot different too.
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.
We have a variety of breeds and use them for eggs.
Almost my whole life. It was mostly just for fun but we got eggs out of it too
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.
I do that with my other flock. It’s a mixed bag of breeds. Great egg hens.
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.