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Top 3 Chicken Breeds for Preppers and Survivalists

 
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Top 3 Chicken Breeds for Preppers and Survivalists
Here are my pick for the top three breeds of chickens and a little about how I chose the birds in my flock. Thanks for watching.

First: White Leghorn

Second: Rhode Island Red

Third: Buff Orpington

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I have two breeds:

Barred Rocks for meat.



Americanas ("Easter Egg Chickens" nicknamed for their multi-colored eggs) for excellent egg production.

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I would not pick any of those breeds, because none of them are particularly good at handling extremes of temperature, or predator evasion.

I have had all three, in fact at the moment I have a couple buff orps and a couple RIR's, but I find the older heritage farm breeds to be better chickens for survivalists and preppers.

I would go with Buff Brahma's, and Welsummers and Easter eggers, and I would get a nice old English fighting rooster to breed over them so that you get some aggression and predator evasion in the next generation. I did this, and I am in the 6th generation of my own breeding program, and they are really turning out great, they sit on eggs well, raise chicks with no incubators or brooding pens, forage away from the coop and eat less food than normal, they are also very predator savvy.
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Re: Top 3 Chicken Breeds for Preppers and Survivalists
i want an attack rooster

as a matter of fact about 500 of them

and i will be like attack chicken king cause i am smarter or somethng

aqnd we will raid the preppy boy's coops

soon, all the land west of like the new ocean that formed in like idaho, will be mine

cause i will promise my attack roosters some young chickens
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blue footed chickens are salmonella free and can be eaten raw. Convenient in a survival situation.
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Re: Top 3 Chicken Breeds for Preppers and Survivalists
How about Dominiques? (Look like Plymouth Rocks)
They are hardy, cold tolerant (don't have to heat the coop), with a rose comb, and great layers. Egg size large to extra large. I have 6 and they are great.
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Re: Top 3 Chicken Breeds for Preppers and Survivalists
I would not pick any of those breeds, because none of them are particularly good at handling extremes of temperature, or predator evasion.

I have had all three, in fact at the moment I have a couple buff orps and a couple RIR's, but I find the older heritage farm breeds to be better chickens for survivalists and preppers.

I would go with Buff Brahma's, and Welsummers and Easter eggers, and I would get a nice old English fighting rooster to breed over them so that you get some aggression and predator evasion in the next generation. I did this, and I am in the 6th generation of my own breeding program, and they are really turning out great, they sit on eggs well, raise chicks with no incubators or brooding pens, forage away from the coop and eat less food than normal, they are also very predator savvy.
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Actually I have found them to do very well in the heat as well as cold. Snow does not bother them at all. Now if you are talking sub zero for long periods I have no experience with that climate.
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Re: Top 3 Chicken Breeds for Preppers and Survivalists
I have two breeds:

Barred Rocks for meat.



Americanas ("Easter Egg Chickens" nicknamed for their multi-colored eggs) for excellent egg production.


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Nice, thanks for posting!
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hf
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hf
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hf
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Re: Top 3 Chicken Breeds for Preppers and Survivalists
I'd have to say KFC, Mcdonald's Nuggets, and Popeyes.


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Re: Top 3 Chicken Breeds for Preppers and Survivalists
I've considered this and would pick the brown leghorn. I'd brood up 25 or so and just let them go out in the woods. They're a lot like jungle fowl and will forage for nearly all their food.

Let them breed, set up a deer stand, and bring home a brace of free ranged leghorns. Egg collection is like Easter morning everyday.
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Re: Top 3 Chicken Breeds for Preppers and Survivalists
Tyson Chicken is the ultimate survival chicken.

Why?

Shit, everyone knows Tyson can fight (and bite!)
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Re: Top 3 Chicken Breeds for Preppers and Survivalists
I'll stick with my bantams...they escape coyotes pretty well, are a perfect size meal for 4 (2 adults and 2 kids) and forage really well ignoring their pellets more than any other breed I've found. We are light eaters mind you!!!!

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For much more discussion...plus lists of forage plants to put in place to get many critters off of feed pellets...
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Re: Top 3 Chicken Breeds for Preppers and Survivalists
Just bought me 12 Black Jersey Giants chicks
Great for meat and big brown eggs.

At the moment i have 22 Easter Egger hens and 6 rosters of same breed,they are ok but wanted a more balanced chicken for meat and eggs.

Takes those Jerseys about 18 months before full grown so will hang onto my eggers until i can bring in new babes from Jersey type.
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Re: Top 3 Chicken Breeds for Preppers and Survivalists
wesummers are also an all purpose breed.
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Re: Top 3 Chicken Breeds for Preppers and Survivalists
What about ducks for meat, for eggs?

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