Just a quick question ..in any of your experience, are any of these breeds flighty? Any more flighty than the other? I want to avoid flighty or especially adventurous breeds...otherwise my neighbors dog (6 ft fence) will have a nice meal! :/
rhode island red
I worry with the sex link about health issues.. I had some golden sex link ('isa browns') and one died and the other always laid eggs that were huge and always misshaped.
Honestly I would get sex link for sheer egg production but I also want healthy chickens so I lean towards the heritage...
I think as long as I'm prioritizing the lack of broodiness and flightiness those are my two main concerns. If they are a little cranky I can live with that haha... My family needs lots of good eggs for dietary reasons (we spend a fortune on eggs) but we are limited to 3 hens, so I don't want to...
In past experience my ameraucanas were bottom ranked and flighty.. and my australorps broody.
I want to avoid flighty (my neighbors dogs will be only too happy if I get a flighty breed)
And I do not want to deal with broody hens.
I am intrigued by some breeds I haven't tried yet, what do...
Location: West MI
This little guy showed up at our doorstep literally one day last fall and decided to join our flock (he goes by 'Romeo' accordingly).
He has been a great rooster, very healthy, and has a perfectly beautiful crow! He is gorgeous - Ameraucana's just seem to have more lush...
Location: West MI
We are moving and have 2 roosters we need to relocate to new homes (both gorgeous - a Golden Laced Wyandotte and an Ameraucana with very similar coloring).
Our Wyandotte ('Wally') injured his leg, and while he was healing the other rooster decided to join the flock (a very...