This is the time of year people start thinking about how great it would be to have some baby chicks. These days there are so many different kinds (breeds) to choose from! And if you buy some chicks this spring, most will give you fantastic, fresh eggs by July or August when they reach about six months of age.
When looking for a breed best for eggs, go with a dual purpose bird (one that can lay eggs well and be used for meat when desired). This group will give you the most options when it comes to color (feather variety), size, and temperament.
Do you want a fun chicken that is colorful to the eye, or a no-nonsense chicken? What color egg do you want....white? Pink? Brown? Dark brown? Blue? Green? They can come in all sizes and shades, depending on the breed of chicken you bring home.
How many eggs do you want to have each week for breakfast? A laying hen will lay about one egg every day and a half....so to get about a dozen eggs a week, you will need two to three hens.
If you need some help on raising chicks or advice on how to set up your coop, feel free to contact me for details about a consultation! You won't regret it!
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