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Appenzeller Spitzhauben

My Favorite Chickens

jailerjoe

Pros: Sweet dispositions

Cons: Smaller white eggs

In my flock of 41 (3 roosters and 38 hens) my pair of Spitzhaubens are my favorites by far. My rooster Hans rules the roost including my two light brahma roosters but he's gentle and friendly with me and my family. He's never aggressive with us and will walk over and let me pick him up and carry him around. Oh and he's a gorgeous rooster! Princess, my Spitzhauben hen is as friendly as Hans...
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One of my favorite breeds!
One of my favorite breeds!

Bantam-Cochin

Pros: Friendly, can be taught tricks, adorable and fluffy, very photogenic

Cons: Matured slowly

Wonderful additions to a backyard flock!
Wonderful additions to a backyard flock!

Barred Rock

Pros: Beautiful, personable, sassy, good layers, tough, no-nonsense personality

Cons: Can be aggressive when younger

I reccomend for any free range flock
I reccomend for any free range flock

Ameraucana

Pros: They are great layers, friendly, have funny personalities, do well in cold climates

Cons: Do not do good in condinement

169 Results
Aloha Chickens

Aloha Chickens

“My Maizee is an Aloha that was rejected from the breeding group due to her green legs. Other than that, she's a perfet example of the breed. She lays beautiful smallish cream coloured eggs pretty regularly. She's still laying even though the rest of the flock is slacking. She is pretty noisy. She always greets me with a very loud welcome, and continues to welcome me about 5 minutes after I walk...” --Rezia

100% Positive Reviews
Amber Star Hybrid

Amber Star Hybrid

“We have at least three if not four of these beautiful birds! One of them, Nellie, recently got attacked by a hawk. All we found was feathers. A little bit later she walked right up the barn! She is now perfectly fine and no one would guess that she had been attacked. Her and another pullet like to jump up on my head and arms for treats. They lay almost every day!!! Great birds for a beginner,...” --ECSandCCFS

100% Positive Reviews
Amber Whites

Amber Whites

“ Our A.W. is 3 years old now and is still laying better than our yearling hens! She lays through the winter (with a coop light on) and has the most lovely personality. When she was young we named her "Nugget" because she matured so fast we thought she was a cockeral. When we found out she was a pullet, we were super excited because of the great personality she had! She'd always follow us...” --sclanimals

100% Positive Reviews
Ameraucana

Ameraucana

“ Ameraucanas are georgeous birds. My favorite variety are the blue, but i love them all (white, black, buff, wheaten, blue wheaten, brown red, silver and the un accepted colors too lavender and splash). The blue eggs they lay are so pretty too. Personally Ameraucanas are my favorite breed. The first chicken I ever had was an ameruacana. I love to show them. All of mine are docile, really cold...” --CCCCCCCCHICKENS

92% Positive Reviews
American Game

American Game

“ I've had them since I could crawl.They where my first birds and will be my last birds!The roosters and hens are very protective of the chicks and they will fight off any predator four-legged or two-legged.You can't beat them for free rangers or broodys.The only thing is you have to seperate the stags at about6 months or you'll end up with one or two less birds! ” --RingedTeal

100% Positive Reviews
American Game Bantams

American Game Bantams

“American Game Bantams are the first type of chicken I ever owned and I am proud to say American Game Bantams are one of the best breed of bird.  I noticed that before I started writing this there was a 75% good review rating, and I found that preposterous! These chickens need more positive reviews. Thats why I'm here; to say these chickens are awesome! ” --twilightsparkle

83% Positive Reviews
Ameri-Flower

Ameri-Flower

Most of these chicks will hatch crested, and grow into large, friendly birds that will lay green eggs. All of the flash of a Blommehonne, with production-like laying!

Ancona

Ancona

“ Just a great bird in my eyes. My 3 Ancona's ( spot, dot and splash ) are very friendly with me, each have laid a big white egg every day since the age of 17 weeks ( which is early for most breeds ). They are very economical eaters. I just love watching them fly, hop and bounce up our terraces and all through the garden. They are great at escaping from predators......and the run, but at...” --cluckcluckluke

82% Positive Reviews
Andalusian

Andalusian

“ My Blue Andalusian, Silver, is one of my favorite chickens.  She is seven months old and is a delightful member of the flock. Her coloring and lacing is just beautiful even though she is a hatchery chick.  She lays a medium to large white egg 6 days a week with an occasional jumbo.  She fits in well with my flock and does not pick on the other girls, but does stand up for...” --nova022

88% Positive Reviews
An Introduction to the Serama Bantam

An Introduction to the Serama Bantam

Now available in the USA. This book was the first of its kind published in the UK. Well illustrated in full-colour - "An Introduction to the Serama Bantam". A 'must have' for all Serama fans - both new and old. If you are already lucky enough to own this amazing breed then you will enjoy this book as it covers topics such as breeding, genetics and exhibiting. This...

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