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Belgian d'Uccle Reviews


I love d'Uccles!


Pros: Cute, sweet, fun, pretty, lovable, and a true bantam.

These chickens are so nice, and they are real lap chickens! I have one that's the bottom of the pecking order and whenever she gets chased or pecked she'll come running to me! She loves to be snuggled! Unfortunately she is too scared too eat on her own so I have to hand feed her. And she goes through phases where she won't eat a certain type of food for a few days ,and a lot of the foods the other chickens love, she won't eat. After a while of me being gone she'll come looking for me. Here are a few picks of her: Her name is Millie!  

Wonderful d'Uccles!


Pros: Super sweet, love to cuddle, friendly, and cute.

Cons: Like to roost in trees, not the greatest layers, hard to show because of feathered legs.

I love this breed! I would definitely recommend them for pet chickens! There one of the few breeds of chickens that like to cuddle. I also love them because there soooo cute!! I'm not the biggest fan of the feathered legs because it's hard to show those kind of birds, there not the greatest layers, and they like to roost in trees.

Smart wee ones!


Pros: Very smart, come in many colors, not aggresive and active

Cons: N/A so far

I love my d'Uccles! They come in a massive variety of colors, even my poorest bred hatchery strain turned out pretty and did I mention how SMART these little ones are! They are quite, easy keepers that use their agile nature to figure things out long before the remainder of the flock does. As chicks they are the first to eat and drink, discover the best perch spots and still be as sweet as buttons to other chickens of all types. I can see how some d'Uccle can be targets for agro breeds but mine are just too fast and smart for boss hens. While I would love to see them in a large fowl form, their small size makes them pretty little scamps. 

Best Chicken Breed I've Ever Had


Pros: Incredibly Sweet, a True Bantam, Happy With Being Around Humans

Cons: Can Be Easy Prey

I love my Belgian d'Uccle's. Unfortunately, I only have two since I wanted to try out a new bantam breed and didn't want to get a bunch since I didn't know if I'd like them. I regret not buying out the store while I had the chance! My little hen is the sweetest hen I've ever had. She loves attention and loves to just be around you. My d'Uccle's don't mind being picked up or handled and are very non-aggressive.  However, they don't seem to have a sense of fear. My hen also doesn't like to be confined and had to be moved to a completely closed in area.

Friendly and Inquisitive


Pros: Very Friendly and curious bird

Cons: Not very assertive and likley to be bullied in a mixed flock

D'uccles are friendly and curious and always run up to see what you are doing and if you have any food. Docile and easily handled, seems to be a decent (everyday to every other day) layer for a bantam. Also crazy smart - I even have one that has learned the "out" command when I point at a door and tell her. The only negative I could see is that they are not very assertive when it comes to other chickens. They can be bullied even by the tiniest bantams such as seramas so be cautious in a mixed flock to make sure they are not getting feathers pulled out and such.

The BEST bird ever!


Pros: Amazingly large eggs for a little bird; very gentle; tolerates being held; incredibly beautiful; seldom fight; love the foot feathers; quiet

Cons: Will not outrun predators; tends to get lice in foot feathers without regular care

If it comes to me owning only one breed, this is it!  They are gentle, quiet, sweet birds that lay a large egg for a very small bird.  There are many colors though all have spots (the main characteristic of the breed).  I cannot love any color more than the caramel color of the Mille Fleurs!  I have had other colors, but in my opinion, they pale to the colors of the Mille Fleur.  I do also like the Porcelain and a few of the others, but the Mille Fleur took my heart.   I have nothing negative to say except they are not good flyers, and they are not predator safe.  If a predator gets in, you are likely to have dead birds.  The roosters are...
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Just Amazingly Sweet Birds!


Pros: friendly, easy to tame!

Cons: too docile to hold their own with aggressive breeds

I really LOVE d'Uccles!!!!!!! My favorite color is Golden Neck. We have had Golden Neck, Mille Fleur, Black Mottled, Self Blue, and Porcelain. All have the same sweet personality in my experience.   I first had some d'Uccles last year I think...or the year before. I sold them thinking that I would go back to large fowl, and ended up missing them so much that now we have ordered more from Welp Hatchery (where we bought them the first time). We are only ordering Mille Fleur, Golden Neck, and Porcelain this time.   They are so very docile. Even the roosters were not aggressive. They never seemed to want to free range with the other birds- they wanted to get to the feeders...
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Great pets, very personable


Pros: Likes to have interaction, sits on laps, quite talker, doesnt turn up flower beds

Cons: They need a aviary as they are great flyers. No free ranging, or they will disappear.

I had a Porcelain Duccle pair a few years ago.  We started letting them out to free range.  One day we left to go into town and the Duccles were missing.  I now raise Mille Fleurs in a 20 by 50 foot wire mesh topped run with a small tree, grape vines and a huge shade tarp for relief during the summer.  I love this breed in all colors.  These cute little birds are very sweet pets.  If you sit with them you'll be surrounded by soft little purring birds wanting your attention.  There eggs ship really well to sell as hatching eggs.  I wish I could let them run free!  It would be so cute to see 30 of these birds running around the farm.  Give...
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Almond goose

Great bird


Pros: calm,gentle, good looks and good foragers

Cons: small eggs ( nothing more )

My experience with the breed is great. I have a Porcelain D'uccle named Almond she is probably the best chicken i've had  thought her personality doesn't meet up to breed  standards  " They say D'uccles will roost height and are very broody'' Almond has never been broody and does not like to roost height but otherwise has a great personality she loves attention. When she was little she was picked on but now she doesn't take that kinda treatment. Almond now comes to her name, helps in the garden to get the grubs out. she has also won grand champion bantam feather footed at the county fair. They also make great 4-H birds.

cute friendly chicken


Pros: BEAUTIFUL, friendly, docile, calm

Cons: bottom of pecking order, not very hardy, not good layer, roosters sometimes flighty, like to roost up high

We had one mille fleur d'Uccle whose name was Dolly. She did not mind being held and was super pretty and sweet. However, she died in the middle of winter of an unknown cause. We were able to get 5 more d'Uccles but one died and the others grew up to be all roosters. They were not very friendly however, and one pecked. We currently have a d'Uccle named Polly, also very sweet and comes running whenever she sees me or one of my sisters. She is absolutely spoiled with cracked corn and because she is mauled so much most of the attention goes to her and she is one of the friendliest. She is also at the bottom of the pecking order, and always is on a roosting bar when she is not free ranging....
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