Best egg-laying breed for kids?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Fluffnut, Oct 24, 2019.

  1. goldysgirl

    goldysgirl Crowing

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    I have had the same experience with wyandottes. The large fowl and bantams both a little bossy and skittish about being handled. Good layers though and pretty birds. The only mean roo I ever had was a SLW.
     
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  2. Chickassan

    Chickassan Wattle Fondler

    I would go with Faverolles or Dominiques if it were my call.
    Both take handling well but in opposite ways.
    She'd have to put forth a tiny bit of effort to handle the Favs not much at all.though.
    The Dominiques would insist on her participation, they're very present with a keeper.:)
     
  3. Gilded Feather

    Gilded Feather Songster

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    Might I suggest bantam ameraucanas and bantam Rhode Island reds? :) I’ve never personally owned an ameraucana (shocking, I know) but I have had RIRs and the ones I’ve had were certainly friendly and very nice layers. You can find both of these breeds on Murray McMurray hatchery’s website.
     
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  4. Secondof9

    Secondof9 Chirping

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    My Wyandottes are definitely unfriendly and LOUD. They squawk almost constantly (really annoys one of my neighbors, sad to say).
     
  5. TheChiggens

    TheChiggens The Cluckmazing Factor

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    Most large breeds!
     
  6. WMassforestflock

    WMassforestflock In the Brooder

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    We have a mixed flock of five breeds that we selected for friendliness, laying ability, and cold hardiness. Our Speckled Sussexes from Cackle Hatchery are our friendliest, followed by Buff Orpington. The SSs always come running to greet us and hold still to get picked up. They also have the softest feathers of the five breeds.
     
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