best chickens that lay eggs as pets.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by thesteven, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. thesteven

    thesteven Chirping

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    so In your opnion, what are the best docile egg layers, i was thinking Rhode Islands, we have leghorns for my production layers, and i had to pick one up and you would have thought i was murdering it, so just as a pet project. i have did some home work but i want the yall lovely memebers to give opnions.
     
  2. jmmre31

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    All but one of my orpingtons have been very friendly. My kids play with them all the time. The unfriendly one wasn't mean, just did her best not to be caught! [​IMG]
     
  3. Quote:I have to go out on a limb here, but mostly I think our hens are friendly because their big roosterdaddy shows them how. He's a loverboy. He tells them what to do and when. So, our EE, tiny rosecomb and mixed hens are good lap pets, as is he. The Silkie hen is a great pet, but doesn't lay many eggs. She's just for company. Everybody else lays around 2 eggs every 3 days. So maybe we're seeing a "Nurture vs. Nature" experiment in my backyard?

    Good luck in finding the perfect egg laying pet!
     
  4. chickendales

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    i love my standard cochins they lay pretty good but they do go broody there freindlies bird ive ever had
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  5. 3chimama

    3chimama Songster

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    My Barred Plymouth Rocks are so very friendly and lay wonderful eggs!
     
  6. Patricia Jane

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    I have barred rocks, leghorn, and columbian wyantdotte and I would have to say my barred rocks are really lap friendly and ley nice eggs. Leghorn is flighty and the wyandotte is suppose to be friendly but isnt. Not mean just won't get too close to you.
     
  7. deserthens

    deserthens Chirping

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    My Barred Rock is friendlier than my 2 Rhode Island Reds.
     
  8. thesteven

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    thank you, i guess my only problem was getting pullets, were they have had time to grow without peoples interaction.. i have my roo already, and will neeed pretty heavy breeds, for my man, that kinda rules cochins out, and my gf wants one so bad.. i see another coop in the work, lol again keep em comming
     
  9. chickendales

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    Quote:large fowel cochins are pretty big my roosters almost 3 ft tall
     
  10. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    DELAWARES! Oh, sorry, I had to yell that! By far one of the friendliest pets (or pests). They want to be carried around, petted, and are always under foot. LOVE them! OH, and they are great layers of large eggs! GREAT layers!
     

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