Ameraucana temperment

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by nuts4hotwheels, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. nuts4hotwheels

    nuts4hotwheels Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of the Barred Rocks that I bought 4 weeks ago turned out to be a roo. I live in the city limits and I can't have a rooster due to noise ordinances. The lady that I purchased it from agreed to let me swap it for another chick. I have the choice of getting an Ameraucana, barred rock, production red or silkie. I was thinking of getting an Ameraucana and another silkie to keep it company in the brooder. Besides the Rock roo that we are returning, we have a Production Red, Silkie, Serama and Barred Rock, hopefully all pullets.

    I'll get to the point- What is the temperment of Ameraucana chickens? I have 3 kids from age 3-7, so they need to be kid friendly.
     
  2. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    Wilds of Montana
    If it's a true Ameraucana, they can have friendly or flighty personalities. If it's an Easter Egger (most "Ameraucanas" are), it can have a very friendly personality, but a few can be a bit skittish. I have several that have friendly personalities. Most require a fair amount of handling when chicks to get that friendliness.

    I love them. They're great.[​IMG]
     
  3. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All mine have been friendly,but dumb as doorknobs and always the bottom chickens in the pecking order.
     
  4. Ravishaw

    Ravishaw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my americaunas are very skittish... I pick them up at night and rub their combs. They don't complain quite as much that way.
    My americaunas are also the biggest of my 12 hens... I call them my tubby ladies.
     
  5. Boo-Boo's Mama

    Boo-Boo's Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Have 3 EE's and they are very sweet but extremely shy so they are at the bottom of the pecking order, two have scars from the SLW's & BR's. [​IMG]
     

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