Animals, Nature, sustainability

Hens and Roosters a Wonderful Variety in my Backyard


My Hens and Roosters

My dream flock would consist of one of probably every breed. I like chickens this much.

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I am totally egg obsessed and trying to achieve the most colorful egg basket (and colorful chickens) in my suburban backyard. Seasonal availability and hatchery minimums are somewhat a hindrance, so I’m dependent on what my local feed store happens to carry or what I can produce myself using my incubators by mixing hens and roosters of different breeds, thus getting a variety of eggs.

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My current laying birds include Easter Egger, Buff Orp, and Blue Wyandotte. I am getting more chicks next week: Black Dominant Copper and an Olive Egger. I wanted to get a white or cream egg layer. The store is getting a new shipment at the end of the month.

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Can’t decide between White Leghorn, Sicilian Buttercup, Speckled Sussex, or… Columbian Wyandotte-just because I want a white chicken and they’re so beautiful even though they lay brown eggs.

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