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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by paracordist, Sep 14, 2015.
Hey guys does anyone here raise chickens?
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.
I have lots of chickens, what's up?
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 .
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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.
Thanks Havasu and jb, how many eggs does a Orpington lay in a year ?
I got about 50 or so. mostly for egg production. I use shavings in my coop and nesting boxes.
My buffs lay nearly everyday. My lavs are still juveniles so they haven't started laying yet.
My chickens lay every day