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Old 08-29-2015, 10:31 PM
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50 Wyandottes, black laced silver, in their very new coop.



It was the latest hatch date I could get for any of the breeds I wanted, and I still didn't manage to get the coop completely finished in time. I'll have to let the chicks settle in for a while before I do anything else inside.

Next spring I'll order the Chanteclers, Buckeyes and Sussex. By then I should have the Wyandottes whittled down to ~15 that I'll let breed.
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Buffs Orpingtons and Lavender Orpingtons for good all around docile birds. The lay all year round and do not mind the cold.
Rhode Island Reds because they are quick and can scavenge quite well.
Black Austros because they are huge birds that lay well throughout the year also.
A few other breeds just to fun and to add to the egg colors lol

Favorite breed of all are the Buff Orpingtons. The Lavenders are good too but the Buffs are my favorite and such great layers for us.
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I pretty much stick to Guinea fowl. They have all the utility of chickens and are excellent bug predators who have no interest in what is planted in your garden. They are excellent watch birds as well.
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We'll be getting some more of our favorite laying breeds (Aricauna,Buff, Reds, Wyandottes, and Barred Rocks)... a few more Bantams... One more rooster (thinking of a Leghorn, but not sure)... and some Cornish to add to our meat breeder flock.
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