Home Page
   Articles
       links
About Us    
Traders        
Recipes            
Latest Articles
Fantasy Chicken Coop

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Downsizer Forum Index -> Livestock and Pets
Author 
 Message
Fee



Joined: 21 Mar 2005
Posts: 15902
Location: Surrey Heath
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 18 2:22 pm    Post subject: Fantasy Chicken Coop  Reply with quote    

You can have any chickens. Money, time and space are no object.

What's in your flock?


gregotyn



Joined: 24 Jun 2010
Posts: 1614
Location: Llanfyllin area
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 18 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Some go for Marrens, think that is the way it is spelt,and/or Welsommers which lay every other day, huge brown eggs. I would look at a poultry book and get a variety of hens to give differing colours, from white through to almost black. I don't like hens, but if I did I would go for a variety of makes, if only for children's topic of conversation. White to almost black, with green and blue eggs are available from a range of hens.
I think someone is supplying Harrods with a 6 pack of different colours.

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 14944
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 18 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Marrans, Arucanas, White Leghorn, Cream Legbars, Buff Orpington’s, Croad Langshans, Welsummers. I like pretty coloured eggs!

And in the table pen, and Indian Game cock with a mixed flock of Poulet de Bresse, Dorking, Transylvanian Naked Necks, light Sussex, ixworth, Salmon faverolle and Indian game hens.

I may have thought about this.....

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 33718
Location: yes
PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 18 10:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

RIR, light sussex ( general purpose and crossings ) , plenty of rescue GBH for comedy value ( eggs and stock) and norfolk black ( for meat ).

no dought if there was scope for it there would be mission creep and less practical chooks might get invited in.

the crazy looking dinochooks are rather fun as are fancy pheasants

Fee



Joined: 21 Mar 2005
Posts: 15902
Location: Surrey Heath
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 18 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Dinochooks? That the ones with the horny bit on their head?

dpack



Joined: 02 Jul 2005
Posts: 33718
Location: yes
PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 18 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Fee wrote:
Dinochooks? That the ones with the horny bit on their head?


there are quite a few freaky looking varieties in the dinochook catagory

frewen



Joined: 08 Sep 2005
Posts: 11398

PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 18 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Easter Eggers, Olive Eggers, Cream legbars - and only for the frivolous pretty coloured eggs

Nicky Colour it green



Joined: 25 Jun 2007
Posts: 8685
Location: Devon, uk
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 18 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

lavender araucanas (blue eggs, good layers) leghorns - (good layers white eggs) French blue marans ( not bad layers, dark brown eggs - interesting genetics, offspring will be blue black or splash)

this is what I actually have. then you can cross and get variations of coloured eggs

Fee



Joined: 21 Mar 2005
Posts: 15902
Location: Surrey Heath
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 18 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Oooh, I love the look of lavender araucanas!

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 14944
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 18 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You can get lavender Orpington’s, too. Just sayin’

I’ve seen Lavender Leghorns, although they weren’t very pretty. And Lavender Pekins. Pekins are cute, and good pet birds. Although the friendliest birds we’ve had have been Salmon Faverolles. They are happy to be loved by small children, the girls come into lay early, before new year, and the boys make good eating. If I could only have have one multi purpose chicken, it would be a Faverolle. Fortunately, I don’t have to be nearly so discerning!

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Downsizer Forum Index -> Livestock and Pets All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1
View Latest Posts View Latest Posts

 

Archive
Powered by php-BB © 2001, 2005 php-BB Group
Style by marsjupiter.com, released under GNU (GNU/GPL) license.
Copyright 2004 marsjupiter.com