Its been about a year ago now, early fall. These little hawks are so aggressive! After that incident I decided it just wasn't safe for bantams here. I just adored the silkies, d'uccles and the game bantams, but can't stand seeing them locked in a cage all day either.
I really love the Orpingtons! Good layers, great personalities. Lots of gorgeous colors. Even the roosters are very social.
GLW-Be very selective, I kept GLW 2 years. Hens were stinkers, roosters always wound up human aggressive. I finally got fed up and rehomed them, and my entire flock demeanor changed overnight.
I had SLW and for color I loved them, I had 1 hen out of 6 I liked for her personality, the rest were bullies and not very friendly ( but they were hatchery birds so-o-o ) and forget the rooster!!! he was out of here as soon as he " became a man " Mean has a snake to everyone and everything!! never again!!!
Next year I am going to switch my layer flock over to Rocks and Orpingtons, I have had all kinds of birds and found those 2 breeds to be the best for what I am wanting. Dh wants to keep with Brahma's too so I am trying to get him to try the Darks cause the Lt's just don't get it for me. and am getting rid of the mean hen this weekend I hope. I still have 3 hatchery Lt. hens left but for now they are working out, So wont get on DH about getting rid of them just yet... lol He has to have some he likes too. o and his Cochin we think??? It stands like a human and it really kinda freaks me out a little. and only gets worse the older it gets.
Anyway other then the white rocks and barred rocks, are there any other rocks that are great layers and have good personalities?
We will also keep the BA's love them!!
Going to try our BCM's and 1 splash out for a year, seeing some negative comments for too many people so still iffy on them but we have them and have wanted them for years.
And no matter what am going to keep my little mixed up flock of littles they are just too cute and most are real cuddle bugs. And of course my Silkies, that I am working on improving my flock, little by little.
I have changed my mind a few times this year, I just need to stick with this and be done......