Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Choosing Chickens

The Buff Orpington clucks Lucky and Cuddles with one of the Light Brahma clucks.
Thea one of our Welsummer clucks.
RB the Australorp (Light Brahma cluck in background)
Over the past few months we (I) have been reading up on chicken breeds. There are so many fine breeds out there. I would love to have a few of each bird. That is not possible though. Not enough space. This being the case, we have been up against choosing which breeds we will add to our flock. We have in residence, Buff Orpington, Australorp, Light Brahma and Welsummer. All of whom are very sweet, mellow and fun to be around. They will follow us around the yard and greet us each morning we go out to feed and collect eggs. The Light Brahma and the Welsummer clucks are my favorites. My husband likes the Welsummer clucks because of the giant dark brown eggs that they lay. I like those too. My son is partial to the Buff Orpingtons but has, ever since last year, wanted to bring home a few Cochin. He fell in love with them when we were looking at pictures of different chicken breeds last year. I promised him some then and that is what he has been looking forward to all along. So with my Husband looking forward to more dark brown eggs and a promise of Cochin from last year to my son, we have two breeds chosen to add to our flock. The other breed that I would like to bring home is the Blue Laced Red Wyandotte. I think these birds are stunning to look at and seem to be (from my readings about them) docile and sweet. A good match for the flock of clucks we already have.                                                                                                                


  1. I have had those Wyandotts and they are beautiful. Wyandotts are one of my very favorite breeds. Excellent for cold weather areas also.

    1. Good to know. I don't think we get as cold as you do for as long but we o get times that it does get bitter cold with snow and freezing rain. I am eager to bring them home.

  2. Choosing chickens is so fun! We have a few Wyandottes right now in our flock and they are so pretty and definitely friendly! People love coming to our house because we order a bunch of different kinds, so fun to see all that variety running around the yard!


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