15 Chickens!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by 5Chickens, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. 5Chickens

    5Chickens Songster

    Dec 13, 2007
    Yay!I am getting 15 Chickens.1 Rooster and 14 Hens.Oky So far here is my list.

    Black Austrolorps
    Buff Orps.
    Easter Egg Chickens

    I would like good laying hens and nice hens and a nice rooster.Which breed do you think is the nicest type of rooster.I would like variety of breeds so list some more that can lay and have a good personality.[​IMG]
  2. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Songster

    Aug 22, 2007
    A silkie roo works for me. He breeds with my big girls. And I mean BIG. Like my brahma! He only has four girls and none of them are barebacked, he has a beautiful crow, is the sweetest bird I have, and does his job gently . I would reccoment them to anyone.
  3. Cara

    Cara Songster

    Aug 30, 2007
    I think most roosters are nice to the hens once they get a bit older (a year or so), especially with that many hens. My nicest rooster is a Buff Orpington. He has never tried to attack me. He gets along well with the two roosters he grew up with, but he hates any others. I had some RIR roosters (9!) that were horrible. I'd suggest going with an Orpington rooster and a mix of hens if you're not set on having purebreds. If you are, I don't think you can go wrong with Orpingtons.
  4. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Songster

    Aug 22, 2007
    My silkie roo is actually just a cockeral but I dont like to spell it out. im so lazy. [​IMG] . here are a few breeds that are usually pretty nice. of course, someone might have the sweetest rir roo in the world and another might have a mean silkie. it jus depends.

    plymouth rocks (usually)

    i love my leghorn boys!

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