Monday, November 24, 2014

Tips From Our Junior Blogger: Selecting a Chicken Breed

Tuesday's Tip From Our Junior Blogger
Chicken tending tips straight from the mouth of a Kindergartener!

Selecting a Chicken Breed

Some chicken breeds are good in the cold like the Buff Orpington and the Easter Egger.  Some breeds are good in the hot.

You can pick your chicken by it's egg color. You can also pick a chicken by what it looks like.

Some chickens, like Plymouth Rocks, can lay lots of eggs.

Some chickens can be broody like the Orpington.  Broody means they want to sit on their eggs all day.

Docile breeds can be the Orpingtons, Ameruacanas, Silkies and Plymouth Rocks.  Docile means they want to be held a lot and like to be around people.

For more detail on selecting a chicken breed read the following article by Lisa Steele from Fresh Eggs Daily:

Thanks for reading!

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  1. Great article! It's so important to decide WHY you want chickens and then pick breeds based on some of the criteria you have pointed out here. I am sharing your post on my Facebook page this afternoon! Lisa

  2. Thank you, Lisa! She is feeling quite proud that you read her post and wanted to share. - Sarah

  3. Hi! Great article. I have 2 Barred Rock, 3 Buff Orpingtons, 1 Easter Egger, and 2 Silver Lace Wyandottes. The Orpingtons and Rocks looks just like your picture! Mine all have to be good in the cold weather as I am in CT and it snows... a lot... at least a lot more than I like :) Thanks again - keep blogging. :)

  4. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on my daughter's blog! This made her very happy. She hopes you come back again for another visit!


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