Originally Posted by cowchipss
Thanks for sharing! I know my reply is later so you've probably collected a few more of those eggs from her. She's pretty! Is she calm? Friendly? The one Barnevelder I have is the most standoffish of my flock. If I touch her she makes noises like a hen on the nest! I don't need all of them to be lap chickens but am finding it funny because I choose the breed for it's personality first, then beauty and eggs second. Again, I still love her, I'm just curious what your Barnie is like.
I have 2 barnies and they are the least personal of the bunch! Even as fluffy handfuls, they ran from being touched or held faster than any other little chickie I had.
Hazel dislikes being touched or near people, with no exception, can't get near for for anything. Penny always gets in my face as I'm collecting eggs, filling waters and tries to peck at me - she's a butt hole. The only reason I am able to pet and hold her is because she goes into major egg squat when anything passes over her. None of my ladies turned into lap chickens unfortunately, but my barnie girls are at the bottom of the friendly list! If they didn't have those lovely laced feathers, or lay those gorgeous dark eggs, they'd be dinner.
**I would like to redeem my girls a bit. My barnie girls, along with the rest of the flock, all live happily and peacefully toogether. No one is mean or bossy in the flock, I can't tell who is at the top of the pecking order. They are one big happy chicken family. They only like me because of the goodies I feed them.Edited by srhmchlk - 12/3/15 at 6:39am