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Wonderful Wyandottes


Pros: Small comb for extreme cold climate tolerance, great layers, good mothers, gentle, colorful, good dual purpose

Cons: None!

Wyandottes come in an amazing variety of colors, the Silver Laced and Blue Laced Red  being my favorite colors. These wonderfully sweet tempered, dual purpose birds, can be confined or raised to free range, they are adaptable, thrifty, predator savy, and their mellow laid back personality allows them to mingle in a mixed flock, and be a pet as well! Alot depends on how they are raised, the more contact you have with them the more social they are with you, my six, plus rooster all want to be in my lap! And you will always have the occasional biddy, in any breed, but for the most part these birds are outstanding birds! These are not the first Wyandottes, I have had, I...
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I have 4 Silver Laced


Pros: Beautiful and easy to keep

Cons: None so far

 We ordered 4 from McMurray Hatchery, along with 4 Rhode Island Reds, 4 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Buff Rocks and we got two Roosters, one being the exotic.  Being raised together, we don't have any problems.  They are strong hearty birds, good layers and friendly. They free range during the day and put themselves into the coop at sundown where I lock them up from predators, we have foxes here in Utah.  They were afraid to walk on the snow at first and preferred our horse barn, but since it's their first winter, I expected hesitations.  Love them and would recommend them.

Absolutely Stunning!


Pros: Gorgeous, funny, chatty, like to play around

Cons: Cant see any here!

I currently own two Wyandottes and did own another. They are one of my favourite breeds. They are chatty and quirky, fun to watch. And not to mention the gorgeous coats. I am yet to 'collect' i blue/lavender laced girl! I absolutely adore Wyandottes. No cons here.    This was one of my girls. 

Negative Reviews


Mixed Emotions on my Blue Laced


Pros: Beautiful and big.

Cons: Skiddish, broody, loud

I had a lot higher hopes for my blue laced red... She was late to deliver eggs,  has already gone broody twice in two months since starting to lay.  She is obnoxiously loud all day, hates to be held, and is very skittish and can be very mean sometimes.   The only Pro is that she is nice and big and has very beautiful feathers. However, the beauty does not even come close to making up for attitude and the hassles with this one.   I have a Buff O and Golden Sex Link and they love to be held, will come up to you all day long, and are great layers.

Perhaps a bad batch?


Pros: Hardy, calm, good shape.

Cons: Dirty, turkey-level stupid.

We got five white Wyandottes from an auction.  The original owner had kept them in wire cages, so their poor feet were bent and crooked.  Not a problem, they could still walk fine, and mostly straightened after a few months in the yard.  One I believe had had a broken toe, nearly twisted at a right angle.  Excellent layers, nearly every day, although a few regularly had weak-shelled eggs.  One of the five dropped an egg yolk inside her body cavity, weakened no matter what I tried, and I eventually had to put her out of her misery.  They were extremely calm, but that may have been a result of their IQ.  I watched these birds sit out in the yard while the...
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Ok birds


Pros: pretty

Cons: noisy, not very friendly

I have two of these pullets, they aren't the friendliest birds.  They aren't mean either, they just don't want to be touched.  They are not the best 'pets.'  They were about a month later starting to lay than the other chicken we have. They bock, bock, b'gock a lot.  Noisy, yes, but the kids think it is funny and the neighbors don't complain.   I wish they were more friendly and wanted to be held or health checked more.  It is kind of a hassle to go out after dark to get one since I can't catch them when they're awake!  One has already gone broody and she's not 10 months old.  Kinda sucks, but what can you do?  I probably will pass on...
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best rooster i ever owned!


Pros: beautiful bird, very friendly, often broody

Cons: cant think of a single con

we had a flock of about 30 wyandottes, such beautiful colors, many different patterns, cold hardy birds, our Rooster 'Sarge' was HUGE and he was such a good boy who protected his girls, extremely friendly and social

Silver Laced Wyandotte


Pros: Beautiful, friendly, healthy, hearty chickens

Cons: Have seen no negative aspects to these chickens...I love them!

Wow, I am impressed at 4 months of age my Hen "Fly Girl" has laid an egg three out of 4 consecutive days, and she's out there clucking away as I type...I am so pleased with this breed! I have a flock of 10 hens and two roosters...they were incubator chicks and my two roosters have lived peacefully together no fighting, I guess cause they were raised together from birth...can't say enough about these chickens, glad I chose them...

Great breed


Pros: They are beautiful, friendly, cold hardy, great layers, tend to be high on the pecking order...

Cons: There are none that i can think of...

I have one Silver Laced Wyandotte, her name is Lydia. She is beautiful, and she lays nice big eggs. One of my favorite moments with her was when she was a baby, she always climbed onto my head. They are cold-hardy, and nice. They are a great breed.

Pretty AND Useful!


Pros: Good layers, amazing feathers (Goldens especially)

Cons: Can be aggressive to humans/other chickens

Wyandottes are very beautiful birds, and pretty good layers. Our first Wyandotte was a golden laced hen named "David." (We thought she was a roo at first and the name stuck). While this probably had something to do with the fact that we hatched her and raised her by herself, she became aggressive to us right about when she started laying eggs. We considered rehoming her, but didn't in the end because she was killed by a bear before we could. Now we have a GLW and a SLW, bought as 8 wk. olds a few days ago, and they are great. The golden (named Shawn [no, she isn't a roo, I just wanted to name something Shawn and my roo is already named...]) is less friendly than the silver (Betty) but...
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Pros: Good layer and meat birds, friendly, broody, good for 4-H

We breed and raise a variety of Wyandottes (large fowl and banam) in all colors. They are friendly, even tempered birds that are easy going and well tempered (even the roosters). Great for 4-H and shows. They do go broody, which has been great for our children to learn the process hens go through to have peeps. Ours are not hatchers. They are consistent layers and produce a nice large light to dark brown egg. I'd recommend them to anyone

Great all around chickens.


Pros: Good egg layer, bears confinement well, winter hardy, friendly.

Cons: Hard to find around here, especially different colours.

I bought Silver Laced Wyandotte fertilized eggs in the mail (from across the country) and hatched myself. They are good egg layers, bear confinement well, winter hardy, and friendly. They are great because they also can be found in several varities (colours) and even in Bantam size. These were my first breed. Still one of my favourites.

Loved Mine!!!


Pros: Beautiful, good layers, nice light eggs, not noisy, tough and hardy

Cons: Can be picked on, smaller, sometimes skittish

I absolutely adore my wyandottes. Unfortunately, one of my gold-laced wyandotte's has been injured terribly, but she is on the mend. They are a fantastically resilient, hardy breed with gorgeous plumage. We have two silver-laced and two gold-laced, and I absolutely love them. My silver laced are sometimes picked on and are a little skittish, but they are beautiful and lay very well. They lay gorgeous, lighter eggs and are very quiet, perfect for me. My gold-laced are not skittish at all, however, and are very friendly birds, I think the silver are more picked on, however. I highly recommend this breed.

Beautiful, quiet and useful.


Pros: Quiet, good layers, beautiful range of colors, well-tempered roosters in general.

Cons: Can be very hard to convince to stop being broody.

I love my Wyandottes. They are trouble-free, healthy birds that lay very pretty medium-brown eggs of large size. I bought two adult hens a few years ago (I have since closed my flock) and they have been such wonderful birds that I ordered more this spring and recommend them to people regularly. A close friend purchased others from the same small flock (the were being sold because their owner just couldn't put a stop to the foxes on his property) and we've both had great luck. She wanted chicks and her hen was an absolutely wonderful mother. Quiet and docile without eggs, Wilma became a momma bear when she was sitting on eggs and had her babies under her. She would stare down...
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Probably the best all-round bantam chicken


Pros: Friendly, easy-care, fine layer of almost brown eggs, great mother

Cons: Not popular down south (don't know why)

     The Wyandotte bantams I've kept over the years have convinced me they're the most versatile chicken around. While not popular in the south except maybe for show purposes, the Wyandotte is a friendly, no-nonsense bird, a fine layer of almost brown eggs, and probably the world's best mother (except for maybe the games). If you want a hen that will set eggs for you ("go broody"), you can't beat a Wyandotte bantam.  They can be convinced not to set, however. They're also totally cute.

Excellent layers, pets, and showbirds


Pros: Generally lay well, sweet and intelligent, beautiful appearance, great showbirds, cold hardy, both roosters and hens docile and lovable

Cons: No real cons, but aren't the greatest for hot climates

Wyandottes are wonderful birds to own. I have two large fowl Wyandottes and five bantams. The large fowl lay eggs at least every other day, often laying for two or three days in a row. My Columbian Wyandotte, in particular, is a great layer. She once laid ten days straight without stopping, which for a bird that isn't a leghorn or sex-link hybrid, is pretty good. In fact, she laid 299 eggs in 365 days, making her an even better layer than my Rhode Island Red. My bantam Wyandottes are not as good layers, as they are show birds, and did not come from a hatchery. Still, their light brown eggs are fairly large for a bantam.   My Wyandottes all have great temperaments, and are quite...
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