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Jan 2, 2016

New Hampshire Red Chickens

Competitive and Aggressive
New Hampshire Red
An article I read in a popular magazine, Chickens, I decided New Hampshire Reds were my chicken of choice.  Good laying hens, could endure cold weather, healthy for the most part . . . sounded just right.

But now that I'm down to the wire on buying my hens I did more research on New Hampshire Reds online and changed my mind.  According to Wikipedia, these chickens are only modest layers and as to their meat, best as broilers.

The magazine article states "New Hampshire Reds" were prolific layers and never mentioned the meat aspect at all.  I don't want any chickens who will be aggressive to the other chickens so after further research, if these beauties are aggressive, I guess I will pass them over.

Dec 25, 2012

Wishing for a Chicken Coop After All These Years

I am still dreaming, hoping, wishing and praying for a chicken coop so I can have chickens again. The love one feels chickens once you have raised them can't be replaced by anything else. I had to give up my darlings back in 2008 due to having to move and I have yet to pass one full day without my heart hurting just a twinge at missing them.