Thursday, August 2, 2012
In the days prior to this, there has been a lot of research done including research on chicken coop requirements, coop location, and chicken care. Another important part of raising chickens is deciding the breed for you. We will be raising hens for egg-laying. In our decision making process, when researching different breeds, we took into consideration only breeds that were heat and cold tolerant to our location in southern Indiana. Due to the size of our coop, we decided we would need a smaller sized hen. We also had a preference of having the largest brown eggs that we could get and still fulfill the above issues.
The chick we picked was the GOLDEN BUFF, AKA Red Sex Link. This breed is one of the most exceptional brown egg layers. They lay large brown eggs and the hens weigh around four pounds. This was our chick!