Raising chickens

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by paracordist, Sep 14, 2015.

  1. paracordist

    paracordist New Member

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    Hey guys does anyone here raise chickens?
     
  2. Ready_Cords

    Ready_Cords New Member

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    My wife and I are thinking about getting into it. I know several people who do. Seems pretty easy, as livestock goes, and economical to boot.
     

  3. jbhudspeth14

    jbhudspeth14 New Member

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    I have lots of chickens, what's up?
     
  4. paracordist

    paracordist New Member

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    We'll I'm going to start raising chickens and I was wondering what do you put down on the run hay,pinestraw,dirt ect and what is the best laying chicken .
     
  5. havasu

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  6. jbhudspeth14

    jbhudspeth14 New Member

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    I had just dirt in the old coop. New one I'm gonna do pine shavings. Backyardchickens.com is a good resource for research in breeds. We prefer the Orpington breeds for their broody tendencies and hardy in winter and excellent layers. They are also mild tempered and let you pet and pick them up better than my Rhode Island reds, white leghorns, or black australorps. We have a couple dark brahmas too that are awesome.
     
  7. paracordist

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    Thanks Havasu and jb, how many eggs does a Orpington lay in a year ?
     
  8. aveanders01

    aveanders01 New Member

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    I do


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  9. ThreeJ

    ThreeJ Member

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    I got about 50 or so. mostly for egg production. I use shavings in my coop and nesting boxes.
     

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  10. jbhudspeth14

    jbhudspeth14 New Member

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    My buffs lay nearly everyday. My lavs are still juveniles so they haven't started laying yet.
     
  11. aveanders01

    aveanders01 New Member

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    My chickens lay every day