Adding Wyandottes?

Hippie Chicks Mom

Songster
9 Years
Jun 9, 2010
159
4
101
Near Old Forge NY
I had 5 RIR mixes. I am attending a workshop this weekend and may be getting more chickens. She has Wyandottes but I am hearing they tend to bully. Any one have any experience?
 

nfrost

Chirping
8 Years
May 1, 2011
202
2
99
we have 2 SLW and they dont really like the new chicks that are 5 weeks old the chase them around more than the EE's chase the chicks around. but they like us humans alot better also.
 

columbiacritter

Songster
11 Years
Jun 7, 2008
1,602
20
194
Scappoose Oregon
We had 3 Wyandottes, we called them the Evils. I finally got rid of two and wished I done it years ago. The whole flock was far more relaxed without the risk of the Evils mobbing. The remiaing Wy is still a bully and is making life hard on my new pullets, but she's a good layer and I'm short on them right now so she'll stay until the pullets start laying. If she's still bullying them when they're grown I will probably send her to the crock pot.
 

Pele

Songster
8 Years
Feb 25, 2011
4,392
137
243
Boise
This will be an interesting topic, because most breed charts list them as easygoing.

I have a SLW in a batch of Cochins that I got a few weeks ago (My DH really wanted her so I caved). She's nasty to my cochins, chasing them around, pecking, and blocking them from food.

I might get rid of her. My flock is happy and peaceful, there's no reason to put a brat in just to add color.
 

Uzuri

Songster
10 Years
Mar 25, 2009
1,299
10
171
Never had any trouble with bullying with mine.

Now, my JAVA on the other hand. She's evil.
 

BooBear

Chicken Cuddler
9 Years
Oct 7, 2010
2,435
23
171
Conroe, Texas
Mine are pretty easy going except Mrs. Grumpy.
Mrs. Grumpy has earned her name well. But even she has sweet moments.

Right now my Wyandotte girls are going broody on me. I give up on trying to break them. This is Fifi's 2nd time being broody. I just gave her 3 eggs and let her go for it.
 

rolffamily

Songster
9 Years
Apr 25, 2010
156
1
111
Wisconsin
We have 5 GLW and call them the "Dinosaurs". They are beautiful and good to us humans, but they are very territorial and do not want any other breeds sharing their space.
 

Katy

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jun 29, 2007
16,317
80
331
Kansas~50+ yrs of chickens
I would say it depends on where they come from. Mine originated with breeder stock and they are nice calm birds....not the least bit nasty or mean. I do hear people complaining about hatchery stock tho and how they aren't the nicest birds.
 

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