Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by lolmom, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. lolmom

    lolmom In the Brooder

    Jan 10, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2011
  2. AJ666

    AJ666 Songster

    Apr 5, 2010
    La Crosse, WI
    Easter Eggers = THE BEST. I freakin love mine so much!
    If your lookin for social, do not go with Rhode Island Reds. Mines a constant crab and she has caused bruises on my face with her wings alone.
    I say go for the cochins also [​IMG]

    Good luck! I hope this helps!
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I have several, all of different breeds, who like to be given extra attention and will sit in my lap or follow me around (even when I don't have treats).

    Black Australorps have been really good for this... Each one I've had has been affectionate and talkative.

    Cochins are a good bet. Plus it's so adorable to see them shuffle around in the "bedroom slippers."

    My Barred Rock hen was very friendly, affectionate and talkative.

    Delawares are also friendly and people-oriented.
  4. dirtsaver

    dirtsaver Songster

    Mar 20, 2010
    Northern Kentucky
    For sweet, friendly,quietly talkative,follow you around constantly and very curious chickens I swear by our Black Australorps! They eat out of our hands and will sit in your lap for their treats. If we could have only one breed the Australorps would be it! They are also great egg producing girls.

    Buff Orpingtons are also friendly birds and easy-going.

    Our Welsummers came to us about 20 months old and had very little human interaction and before us and had been torn up by overactive roosters but they are coming to be big pests...uh... I mean pets also. I really think if we had raised them from day-old chicks they would be as tame and friendly as our Australorps.

    Good Luck!
  5. JustAChickenLittle&More

    JustAChickenLittle&More Songster

    Nov 25, 2010
    I have some light sussex that are not only beautiful, but they think they are my kids. [​IMG]
  6. Kaitie09

    Kaitie09 Songster

    May 28, 2009
    South Central, PA
    Our two Rhode Islands are the friendliest in the group. I also like the Jersey Giants and the Salmon Faverolles
  7. Country Heart

    Country Heart City Girl With A

    You can't go wrong with cochins - very easy going and willing to go with the flow. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  8. mdpfeifer

    mdpfeifer In the Brooder

    Jul 15, 2010
    I have 2 buff orpingtons, 1 light brahma and an ee. They are all so loving and and all of them always come and sit with me. It may sound silly but I love to read books out in the run with my chickies and they will come and snuggle on my lap or shoulder (just like a cat) all the time [​IMG]
  9. Are you looking for egg layers or just pets? Cochins are nice birds, but I don't think they lay that well. standard Brahmas are nice birds, friendly and they lay large brown eggs.
  10. lolmom

    lolmom In the Brooder

    Jan 10, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2011

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