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[–] cardboardarmor 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I'm relatively new to chickens, but I chose Rhode Island Reds for their ease of raising, cold hardiness, and high egg production. (along with their ability to provide decent stewing meat down the road)

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[–] demondog 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

They also are aggressive enough to keep my dogs from messng with them

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[–] Scarcer 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Some ideas are Black Star/Sexlink (so you don't have to worry about gender, very heavy layers),

Easter eggers (often labeled as araucana or amaracauna in stores), they are actually crossbreeds/mutts... fully genetic araucanas & amaracaunas are actually rare.

Buff Orpington (staple/common, very heavy layers.)

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[–] cracked 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

+1 on the sexlink -- love those layers and they have great personalities