15 Chickens!

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

  1. 5Chickens

    5Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
    RIR
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2007
    Indiana
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2007
    Indiana
    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)
    silkies
    orpingtons
    cochins
    brahmas
    wyandottes

    i love my leghorn boys!
     

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