wow, yes it is!! i like the red in it.
Hey there!I'm waaaaay down here in Houston Texas and I love your blogs.I'm thinking of raising 3 chickens and so I started a quest to find a chicken blog. I found yours and Kapow! What a fun read.Do you have a favorite breed that would be the nicest and tamest for a pet?So far, my research is coming up with the Barred Rock hens as best.What say you? Thanks.David/ Houston :0)BTW: Your indoor chicken works are so nice and bright and clean. You must have the happiest chickens in all of Canada.
Hello David, and thanks!! You will LOVE raising hens, they make the most wonderful pets... Now as for breed, what are you mostly looking for: egg yield (many big eggs) or soft gentle sweet hens with good personalities or a mix of both?Barred Rocks are lovely however their characters can be a bit sharp, I've found that my sweetest hens are either buff orpingtons (big teddy bears) or mutts! BR's and Orps will both give you plenty of nice-sized eggs, fluffier breeds like cochins and brahmas are pretty but eggs aren't that great, on the other end you have your production hens (reds, blacks, and leghorns) who lay like crazy but aren't always the prettiest, some have great personalities though.Good luck and keep in touch! :)
OK..that helps a lot.My neighbor has 4 kinds and the one he raves about is the buff orpington. But....I really wanted a ZEBRA chicken. Can't I get a barred rock to behave by petting it a lot and raising it from a chick? I'm eager for good egg production, but I'm not turning into the Chicken Run lady if they don't. :0)LOLDavid/ Tropical TexanaBTW: What lays those bizarre blue/ green eggs in your picture? Thanks.
Every hen and rooster has its own personality but some breeds are reputed to be friendlier than others, barred rocks are fine! the more you manipulate and socialize them from a young age, the better of course. you may end up with a cuddle bug or a miss independent, but it's worth a try!the blue/green eggs are from a breed called Easter Eggers, well technically they are mutts derived from purebred ameraucanas, but they are amazing! super pretty, no two look alike, they have beards and blue/green legs, and lay such pretty eggs. google them! :)
Thanks! will do. David :0)
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