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Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by ButtersMama, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. ButtersMama

    ButtersMama Chirping

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    I would like suggestions...I'm going to order 6 chicks. I've had experience with feather picking. Seems the Black sexlinks are the ones who war the problem. Since giving them away to a larger farm, we no longer have the problems. Can you suggest good layers, mild mannered chickens?

    Thanks!
     

  2. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    Buff Orpingtons are very sweet.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    My buffs are sweet as well. Really the only birds I have found to be mean to other birds have been a couple of RIRs and an ancona and a newly arrived gold-laced wyandotte. I think you can find very diverse opinions on this - many swear as gentle, the breeds I mentioned as mean - every bird is different!
     
  4. Choco Maran

    Choco Maran Songster

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    The only chicken I have found to be mean is a Gold lace Wyandotte Rooster. I have had four and everyone was very mean. The only time I have come across mean hens is when they are bored or over crowded. I have had RIR and must say they are the fistest of all the chickens I have had and I will not buy them again, but I'm into the more rare breeds and special ones.
     
  5. Langshans are extremely nice and are great layers for a PB breed and they lay through winter and they have feathery feet[​IMG].
    But if you want a prolific layer I'd try the sex-links again as each individual is different, maybe try the white or red ones this time. I think color has great significances on which chickens make friends with who, but there are exceptions.
     

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