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Which one of these is most freindly/ your favorite?

Poll Results: Which one?

 
  • 7% (38)
    Wyandotte
  • 6% (35)
    Salmon Faverolle
  • 13% (75)
    Easter Egger
  • 0% (5)
    Sultan
  • 33% (179)
    Orpington
  • 8% (47)
    Australope
  • 5% (30)
    Sussex
  • 6% (36)
    Polish
  • 12% (65)
    Cochin
  • 5% (30)
    Maran
540 Total Votes  
post #1 of 132
Thread Starter 

Thanks!

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Thread Starter 

Wow! Post a thread in here and it gets pushed down fast.

post #3 of 132

You left out one of the most calm, friendly breeds. Brahmas

"It just goes to show you, you don't have to be crazy to raise  Cornish,...................... but it helps."      Lewis Strait
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"It just goes to show you, you don't have to be crazy to raise  Cornish,...................... but it helps."      Lewis Strait
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post #4 of 132

Brahmas, Shamos, Asil, Thais, Malgache, Malays, Ga Don, Brazilians, Houdans, Ameraucanas, Araucanas, a whole list of forgotten but very friendly breeds. wink.png Also Marans has an S on the end, plural or singular. hide.gif

 

 

I really do think though that nothing beats Gamefowl when it comes to stable roosters and friendly hens. Either Oriental types or Americans, they've been bred to be non-aggressive and to be easily handled by people for hundreds of years.

 

Right behind that are the heavier breeds like Brahmas, Sussex (especially European lines) Cochins, Orpingtons (especially non-hatchery lines) etc. Don't know about Jersey Giants though, the ones I had were underweight and the most skittish I've had, but, that's just one experience of one strain.

Silver Laced Polish, Tolbunt Polish, and Shamos
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Silver Laced Polish, Tolbunt Polish, and Shamos
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post #5 of 132
Thread Starter 

Thanks!

 

I hate how when somebody votes on a poll, it doens't get pushed to the top. Polls just sink dooooooooooown. hmm.png

post #6 of 132

thats a tough one- i discovered just since the descriptions say friendly etc, it depends on the bird- i had a pair of orps- sugar and spice, sugar was the friendliest and in your face, spice is still very standoffish- but generally i'd go with cochins

ROBIN-...Love all the feather kids - and yes, they all have names!

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ROBIN-...Love all the feather kids - and yes, they all have names!

Glad you asked...I do run a chicken hospital!

Member of the Derperella Fan Club.... We're all just goin round the rooster here!

 Marek's Giant FAQ 

FACEBOOK CROSSBEAK CAREGIVERS

 

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I hate how when somebody votes on a poll, it doens't get pushed to the top. Polls just sink dooooooooooown. hmm.png


I agree.  It should go back up to the top when someone votes.

 

It's hard to explain puns to kleptomaniacs because they always take things literally.

 

I laugh in the face of "Recommended Serving Size."  The bag is too big to eat just 14 corn chips.

 

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It's hard to explain puns to kleptomaniacs because they always take things literally.

 

I laugh in the face of "Recommended Serving Size."  The bag is too big to eat just 14 corn chips.

 

A little bit of summer's what the whole year's all about.  ~John Mayer

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post #8 of 132

I like my orps, not only are they friendly to me but they have had about six different sets of 16 week old pullets placed in the coop since I got them five years ago and they never chase or bother the new girls. As each new group is introduced all the older hens, except for the orps, chase them around for several weeks, some like my Brahmas even go looking for the newbies to harrass them. But the orps will give them the evil eye if they get too close and that is it. The newbies get to sit next to them on the roost and drink beside them etc. They never bother with them. They are to dignified to stoop to chasing other chickens. And they are quiet and polite with each other. At times I think I can hear them saying to each other, "no you go through the door first". "no I insist you go first, I will be glad to wait". "nooo I insist you go first I will just wait here a bit". "well ok I will go oohh sorry I see you are going after all, well that's fine go ahead". "no I am terrribly sorry I didn't mean to get us stuck like this half in and half out of the door, gracious me if you can but breath in a little I think I can slip back out". "there now we are somewhat unstuck but which way were we going in or out I have forgotten". "I am not quite certain myself, but either way I insist you go first".

post #9 of 132

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We have a great little mixed flock. 2 Faverolles, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Black Australorp and 1 Easter Egger. 
 

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We have a great little mixed flock. 2 Faverolles, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Black Australorp and 1 Easter Egger. 
 

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post #10 of 132

I love all of these breeds- I'm getting a Sultan in the spring, and a BLRW.  I love my Polish, she was flighty as a chick but now jumps on my knee whenever I offer treats and is an affectionate, dainty girl. 

 

ETA I was thinking about Marans too but I have very limited space.


Edited by polishchickens111 - 2/11/12 at 11:21am

Chicken math has struck.

The hens: Goose, BR; Fish and Spork, EEs; Broccoli, mutt; Cricket, WCB Polish.

The pullets: Hobbit, bantam lavender Ameraucana; Quark, bantam silver Ameraucana

The chicks: Banjo, BLRW; (not-names-yet), white Sultan

 

And two beautiful, illegal roosters.  Trying to find homes.

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Chicken math has struck.

The hens: Goose, BR; Fish and Spork, EEs; Broccoli, mutt; Cricket, WCB Polish.

The pullets: Hobbit, bantam lavender Ameraucana; Quark, bantam silver Ameraucana

The chicks: Banjo, BLRW; (not-names-yet), white Sultan

 

And two beautiful, illegal roosters.  Trying to find homes.

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