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Most Gentle Breed

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I just moved to TN. from FL. and I want to start breeding chickens. I have small kids so I would like the most gentle breed there is ( Large Fowl ). A breed that the males will not fight so much.
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post #2 of 29

The males will fight regardless as long as females are around. I have about 5 different types of chickens and feel that the Brahmas are the sweetest with the best temperment. Great egg layers too !!

My husband calls me the chicken lady because I spend so much time with the chickens. Three girls, one boy, Brahmas, D'Uccles, Cochins and Frizzles. Ducks, Dogs, Cats, Goats, yadda, yadda, yadda.
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My husband calls me the chicken lady because I spend so much time with the chickens. Three girls, one boy, Brahmas, D'Uccles, Cochins and Frizzles. Ducks, Dogs, Cats, Goats, yadda, yadda, yadda.
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post #3 of 29

I love my brahmas.  I bring the hens in whenever the grandson is here.  He carries them around.

If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever - Winnie the Pooh
I'll never develop a thick skin.  Thick skin leads to a hard heart and I never want to be one of those people.
A slave to LF brahmas, seramas, cochins, sebrights, and call ducks.  R.I.P. Dragon, the crossbeak.  Thank you for teaching me so much about life.

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If there ever comes a day when we can't be together keep me in your heart, I'll stay there forever - Winnie the Pooh
I'll never develop a thick skin.  Thick skin leads to a hard heart and I never want to be one of those people.
A slave to LF brahmas, seramas, cochins, sebrights, and call ducks.  R.I.P. Dragon, the crossbeak.  Thank you for teaching me so much about life.

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post #4 of 29

silkies are also very calm. I pet them on my lap as you would a cat

post #5 of 29

Buff Orpingtons- More affectionate then my cats, lol

vortec

Quotes to live by as spoken by my drunk ancestors:
"Boneless Chickens make poor pet"
"Just because your perinoid don't mean they ain't out to get ya"
"There ain't but one bike, and thats a Harley"
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Quotes to live by as spoken by my drunk ancestors:
"Boneless Chickens make poor pet"
"Just because your perinoid don't mean they ain't out to get ya"
"There ain't but one bike, and thats a Harley"
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post #6 of 29

My Cochin is like that too!

post #7 of 29

Barred Rock

Raiseing Bantam Barred, BBS, Mottled, Gold Laced, Silver Laced, Red, and White Bantam Cochins
Also Raiseing Netherland Dwarf, and Lionhead Rabbits
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Raiseing Bantam Barred, BBS, Mottled, Gold Laced, Silver Laced, Red, and White Bantam Cochins
Also Raiseing Netherland Dwarf, and Lionhead Rabbits
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post #8 of 29

Buff orpintons... and my wheaten Ameraucanas just LOVE to be held.

Former keeper of hens, life isn't much fun without chickens... but

 

"With God, ALL things are possible."

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Former keeper of hens, life isn't much fun without chickens... but

 

"With God, ALL things are possible."

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post #9 of 29

I think that it all depends on each chicken and how much you handle them when they are young.

All of those breeds that people have spoken of I have had some sweet and some that were not so sweet but it had to do more with each bird.

I think they are right though the aracaunnas, brahamas, orppingtons, cochins and silkies have the greatest propensity for sweetness.

All of the ones we have raised inside and held everyday(for at least half and hour each) while we were doing things like watching tv etc. have been the BEST birds. Kind and sweet.

Good luck... you and your family are in for a wonderful adventure!

PS... my arracaunnas are the smartest and the sweetest of all.


Edited by Happy Chicken Mama - 4/18/09 at 3:33pm
~~ I LOVE My Husband! We have Silkies & Laying Hens ~~

~*~ We have some lovely young black silkies (and a few black split lavenders avaiable as well) avaliable... email for more information ~*~
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~~ I LOVE My Husband! We have Silkies & Laying Hens ~~

~*~ We have some lovely young black silkies (and a few black split lavenders avaiable as well) avaliable... email for more information ~*~
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post #10 of 29

I vote for Easter Eggers and/or Aumauraucaunaus (sp?)...

http://i433.photobucket.com/albums/qq53/napavalleychickens/Group%202/03-09149.jpg

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