Originally Posted by plot_thickens
Which breeds are the quietest, calmest, least likely to tick off my neighbors? We'll be having only hens.
A followup question would also likely be 'is it nature or nuture'?
definitely nurture ~ you reap what you sow, in all things, is my belief, whether it's kids, family, friends, garden or animals.
We have about 8 or 9 different breeds, and while I will say that the dark brahma hen seems the sweetest, she has also been the most doted on. As to the rest of the chickens, they are all sweet, they all rush you for goodies, & if you handle them kindly when young, they will not peck you when you collect eggs ( at least, ours never have).
If they have room to move around, & their run gets cleaned periodically, if they are well-fed & well-watered ~ they will give you many years of chicken tv joy ~ ;-D And if you are looking for pet purposes only, the brand name won't matter ~
now if you are looking for egg production, it's a whole 'nother ball o' wax. ;-D