Aggressive and nicest breeds of chicken?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by reveriereptile, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. reveriereptile

    reveriereptile Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    Northern NY
    I was wanting to know what everyone thought was the worse type of breeds you've delt with as far as them being aggressive and what breeds were the nicest and easy to handle?
  2. FutureChickenMan

    FutureChickenMan Songster

    Oct 29, 2007
    Hmm.. I don't have any nasty ones yet. The PW Leghorns are definately more skiddish.. But they don't make much of a fuss when I grab them. Pretty much all of my birds will let you handle them. They may not walk right up to you and let them pick them up but once you've got a grip on them they just sit there. Keep in mind none of my roos have reached maturity yet.

    Now, when I'm in the coop just kind of hanging out, the Barred Rocks, Marans and Sussexs come up and peck at my feet and pants the most. So I'd say those three are the "friendliest" of the lot.

    Remember to use their currency to tame them. In other words, treats/food.
  3. LeeLeesFarm

    LeeLeesFarm Songster

    Mar 28, 2008
    So. California

    I've read that the d'uccles are super friendly ....
    and my 7 mos old girl DOES run all over after us .....
    always wants to be near us, and will jump on my leg, if I'm just sitting in the backyard in a chair.

    And I've read that Silkies are the nicest as surrogate moms.
    My silkie, now 3 mos, LOVES to be cuddled and petted at night time....
    maybe because I got him when he was 3 wks old, and I had no other chickens at the time, so I would cuddle him and love him to sleep.

    This silkie roo will even let my new 2 wk old chickies come and nestle under his belly, neck, tail, and wings at the night cuddle time.....cute, cute, cute.


  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Meanest chickens I've ever had = a couple of RIR roos

    Nicest....that hard to Marans, BRs, BLRWS, and Orps....etc.
  5. flock-mama

    flock-mama Songster

    May 30, 2008
    Bayfield colorado
    I agree with RIR roosters can be mean. I had one named Rudy, He was like 1 1/2 to 2 years when we ate Rudy stew! I haven't had a mean one in 3 years now.
  6. palabeco

    palabeco Songster

    Oct 29, 2007
    S.W. PA
    The only roos I have owned were white leghorns, and they started to attack my no more leghorns, right now I have a young EE roo, and we are working with him to keep him tame, and as far as hens go, I believe the leghorn hen is the meanest, she is always chasing the other chicks from the food or even if they get too close to her. The nicest hen I have is a red sexlink, she will walk right up to you and want to be held.
  7. DougD

    DougD Songster

    Oct 30, 2007
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2008
  8. Nuggetsowner:)

    Nuggetsowner:) Songster

    Aug 2, 2007
    Believe it or not my favorite chicken has to be our 3 month old EE named Autumn. She is on my lap before anyone else and is soooo lovey! She belongs to my son and if anyone tells any of MY other girls I said that I will deny it to the end!!
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  9. Sonia

    Sonia Songster

    Apr 19, 2008
    SE Oklahoma
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2008
  10. ChickyPooh

    ChickyPooh Songster

    Jun 3, 2008
    South GA
    Dominiques are really aggressive!!! the hens are ok but the roos are evil:mad:

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