Adding Wyandottes?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Hippie Chicks Mom, May 26, 2011.

  1. Hippie Chicks Mom

    Hippie Chicks Mom Songster

    Jun 9, 2010
    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?
  2. nfrost

    nfrost Chirping

    May 1, 2011
    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.
  3. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Songster

    Jun 7, 2008
    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.
  4. Pele

    Pele Songster

    Feb 25, 2011
    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.
  5. Uzuri

    Uzuri Songster

    Mar 25, 2009
    Never had any trouble with bullying with mine.

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

    BooBear Chicken Cuddler

    Oct 7, 2010
    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.
  7. rolffamily

    rolffamily Songster

    Apr 25, 2010
    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.
  8. Hippie Chicks Mom

    Hippie Chicks Mom Songster

    Jun 9, 2010
    Near Old Forge NY
    Thank you all for your replies. No Wys for me yet then. Thanks for saving me heartache down the road. That's what I love about this forum!
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    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.
  10. Hippie Chicks Mom

    Hippie Chicks Mom Songster

    Jun 9, 2010
    Near Old Forge NY
    She breeds them, so......maybe.....hmmm!

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