My husband and I are starting to build our chicken coop and and area that is just for them. They will be allowed to be free range in our back yard. We want 4 girls but are not sure what breeds would be best and if we should just stick with one breed or get 4 different breeds. We feel the Sexlinks would be great for us since we use a lot of eggs, however we are open. What would you recommend?
Hello, I have enjoyed my hens and coop from Dare 2 Dream since 2017. They are nice egg-layers as well. I am concerned about Goldie, the sex-link, who just sits on her hocks most of the day. She will take a few steps and then sit down and does not go up/down the ramp. She was getting picked on, so now she is separated and is brought in to the house at night. She is skinny despite eating. I am providing TLC and after a month, brought her to the vet. He really couldn't tell what was wrong with her w/o blood work and scans. Her poop tested normal and she does not have lice or mites. I added B complex to her diet a few days ago. Do you have any idea what this could be? Thank you for your knowledge.