Yes, chickens are still on the brain. I told you I have been thinking about this ALOT! I am getting ready to purchase my first ever laying hens. This is a big deal. I have done quite a bit of research on chickens, but I always feel like I could know more. Here is what I am looking for.
*I live in Iowa. It's hot in the Summer, cold in the Winter. I want a hen that is hearty and does well in cold temperatures.
*I want a nice bird. One that my kids can play with. Or at least pick up and not be afraid to get bit.
*I want a quieter bird if possible.
*I want a good egg layer, for that is the main reason I am getting hens.
I am thinking of getting 6-8 birds. I am leaning towards getting Buff Orpingtons which look like this...and Rhode Island Reds which look like this...Plymouth Rocks intrigue me as well. Here they are...
All of these birds are considered "great" egg layers. Orpingtons are very hearty and good winter birds.
I am off today to go to Shopper Supply to talk to someone to see if they have any suggestions and/or advise for me on what birds would be best for me and when I can place my order.
Any of you have any suggestions and or advise for me? I'd love to hear any thoughts.