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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

1506 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
1506 Posts

Posted - Aug 15 2022 :  8:37:34 PM  Show Profile
My husband and I are thinking of getting chickens next spring. He had them growing up and we have experience with owning ducks. My question is this…what is your favorite backyard chicken breed? We are looking for egg production and friendliness. We won’t be eating the chickens because I’m too much of a softie for that. :)

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha

levisgrammy
True Blue Farmgirl

9291 Posts

Denise
Beavercreek Ohio
USA
9291 Posts

Posted - Aug 16 2022 :  3:26:48 PM  Show Profile
We had Black Sex Link and Black Austrolorps. Both are excellent layers. The Black Sex link are the friendly ones. Mine used to follow me everywhere.
I also had a couple of Rhode Island Reds. They were a lot of fun. We had lots of chats and petting sessions. I do miss having my girls.

~Denise
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

6868 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
6868 Posts

Posted - Aug 16 2022 :  3:48:50 PM  Show Profile
Several years ago, I had 3 golden sex-link, and I loved having them but had to give them up when I got Annie. My little back yard wasn't big enough for Annie and the chickens. They were good layers, brown eggs, and would sit on my lap to eat out of my hand.

Hugs, Sara "FarmGirl Sister" #6034 Aug 2014
FGOTM Sept 2015 & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders & your hand over my mouth.
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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

4171 Posts

Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
4171 Posts

Posted - Aug 17 2022 :  03:04:17 AM  Show Profile
I dont have anything fancy, my chickens are called blacks or browns, from sunnyside hatchery. I get 20 every 2 years. They are very good brown egg layers.

Farming in WI

Michele
FGOTM June2019

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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

1506 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
1506 Posts

Posted - Aug 18 2022 :  09:51:40 AM  Show Profile
Thanks for all the info!! I appreciate it very much!! :)

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
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AndreaPA
True Blue Farmgirl

528 Posts

Andrea
Factoryville PA
USA
528 Posts

Posted - Aug 22 2022 :  2:33:50 PM  Show Profile
I like white leghorns. They are steady layers of decent size white eggs. I haven't bought store bought eggs in 10 years.

Andrea
Farmgirl# 8166
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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

1506 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
1506 Posts

Posted - Aug 24 2022 :  5:34:44 PM  Show Profile
Thanks, Andrea!! :)

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
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treelady
True Blue Farmgirl

2285 Posts

Julie
Medina ND
USA
2285 Posts

Posted - Aug 30 2022 :  08:04:51 AM  Show Profile
I love my buff orpingtons, they are very friendly. But they are a dual purpose bird so they are a little on the larger size and they go broody a lot. My red sex links are super friendly and great layers. They run across the yard when they see me outside and like to “chat”.

A little rain can straighten a flower stem. A little love can change a life.

Max Lucado
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Jokamartell
True Blue Farmgirl

1506 Posts

Karen
Kennewick WA
USA
1506 Posts

Posted - Aug 30 2022 :  10:16:10 AM  Show Profile
Julie, Thanks so much!! I really appreciate everyone’s feedback. They will definitely be a part of our family! :)

Karen :)

To quote one of my past preschoolers “Not one of those Karens, but a good Karen”! Haha
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