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Spring chicken order - keeping everyone happy

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

I LOVE the color of the Sicilian Buttercups but I have read about how flighty they are and I have my chickens as pets. I'm afraid they would hate being stuck in my run.

 

I would like to find a chicken with that coloring that would fit in with my flock.

 

Considering: Sicilian Buttercup, Golden Campine and Golden Pencilied Hamburgs. Which breed do you all think would fit best with my flock?

 

Location: Ohio, can be -15F in winter and 100F in summer. 

Birds are not free ranged due to predator issues, have a safe coop and large run. They do get out in the yard supervised but it is only for a few hours a week.

 

Current flock: Barred Rock, Dark Brahma, Australorp, New Hampshire, Columbian Cochin

Adding in Spring: Black Sex Link, Welsummer, Olive Egger, Partridge Brahama, Cream Brabanter, Cream Legbar

My family:

Australian Shepherd - ArwenHousecat - CastielCalifornian Rabbit - Zander

 

Dark Brahma, Barred Rock, New Hampshire, Dark Brahma, Cream Brabanter, Black Sex Link, Isa Brown

White Call Ducks, D'anver, Easter Eggers, Buttercup, Muscovy, Cream Legbar and Olive Egger

 

RIP: Willow, Rory, Pippen, Merlin

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My family:

Australian Shepherd - ArwenHousecat - CastielCalifornian Rabbit - Zander

 

Dark Brahma, Barred Rock, New Hampshire, Dark Brahma, Cream Brabanter, Black Sex Link, Isa Brown

White Call Ducks, D'anver, Easter Eggers, Buttercup, Muscovy, Cream Legbar and Olive Egger

 

RIP: Willow, Rory, Pippen, Merlin

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post #2 of 5

All three of those breeds are very active, vigorous foragers. They may not be happy there. Hamburgs like to sleep in trees.

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 

Dang, I was thinking it was true but I'm in denial. I would hate for them to be unhappy.

 

Maybe I could just get some Red Quill Dutch Bantams to get the color. 

My family:

Australian Shepherd - ArwenHousecat - CastielCalifornian Rabbit - Zander

 

Dark Brahma, Barred Rock, New Hampshire, Dark Brahma, Cream Brabanter, Black Sex Link, Isa Brown

White Call Ducks, D'anver, Easter Eggers, Buttercup, Muscovy, Cream Legbar and Olive Egger

 

RIP: Willow, Rory, Pippen, Merlin

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My family:

Australian Shepherd - ArwenHousecat - CastielCalifornian Rabbit - Zander

 

Dark Brahma, Barred Rock, New Hampshire, Dark Brahma, Cream Brabanter, Black Sex Link, Isa Brown

White Call Ducks, D'anver, Easter Eggers, Buttercup, Muscovy, Cream Legbar and Olive Egger

 

RIP: Willow, Rory, Pippen, Merlin

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post #4 of 5

The right hand column in the following link will give you general guidelines of breeds that tend to adapt to confinement and those that don't.

 

http://www.sagehenfarmlodi.com/chooks/chooks.html

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #5 of 5
Thread Starter 

I gave it a look - thanks for the link.

 

I'll get some Old English Game girls. Seems most people find them very friendly to their people and their small size means they won't mind hanging out in a tractor.

My family:

Australian Shepherd - ArwenHousecat - CastielCalifornian Rabbit - Zander

 

Dark Brahma, Barred Rock, New Hampshire, Dark Brahma, Cream Brabanter, Black Sex Link, Isa Brown

White Call Ducks, D'anver, Easter Eggers, Buttercup, Muscovy, Cream Legbar and Olive Egger

 

RIP: Willow, Rory, Pippen, Merlin

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My family:

Australian Shepherd - ArwenHousecat - CastielCalifornian Rabbit - Zander

 

Dark Brahma, Barred Rock, New Hampshire, Dark Brahma, Cream Brabanter, Black Sex Link, Isa Brown

White Call Ducks, D'anver, Easter Eggers, Buttercup, Muscovy, Cream Legbar and Olive Egger

 

RIP: Willow, Rory, Pippen, Merlin

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