The local feed store has Buff Orpington, Black Sex Links (Black Stars) and Production Reds.
Are production reds just as good as rhode island reds? I want egg production and am not too concerned about a meat chicken. It would be nice to have a dual purpose chicken for butchering, but I already have Australorps, Rhode Island Reds, Barred Rocks and Dominickers.
My girlfriend wants some Buff Orpington chicks. I thought about getting her maybe 8 buffs and maybe 4 more chicks of another breed to make an even dozen.
The Buff Orpington will make a nice dual purpose bird when it is grown. What I need is quality egg production as I already have mainly dual purpose chickens.
For egg production, how do you think the black star (black sex link) compares to the production red?
Here are the chicks I got in spring 2015. Some were killed by predators, some died from the summer heat, and my exwife took some in the divorce.
I would like to replace the chicks I lost.
Another feed store has Rhode Island Reds and Barred Rocks.