breed suggestions; docile layers

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by billymcdonaldnp, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. billymcdonaldnp

    billymcdonaldnp Out Of The Brooder

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    I want to get some docile layers. Considering Sussex, Welsummers, and dominiques. Suggestions?
     
  2. N F C

    N F C doo be doo be doo Premium Member

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    Out of the 3 breeds you are considering, I've only had the Sussex in my mixed flock. They are sweet-tempered birds and I enjoy them. No matter what breed you decided to go with, spending time with your birds is key to making them people friendly and tame.

    Good luck to you and if you have questions, always feel free to ask.
     
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Glad you have joined us.

    I have no experience with any but Barred Rocks and Buff Orps, but here's a link to some breed descriptions: https://www.backyardchickens.com/products/category/chicken-breeds


    There's also breed info on some of BYC sponsor sites that can help you with the decision.


    But adding a warning on breed characteristics, in my experience with just a few chickens, the breed characteristics are only a tendency, and each chicken will demonstrate their own unique personality.
     
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  4. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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    I have Welsummers and really enjoy them. Plus, I love their egg color!
     
  5. Birdrain92

    Birdrain92 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! I advise the Black Australorp. Excellent brown egg layers and very docile.
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  6. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. Breeds that have a well deserved reputation for being calm and gentle (potential lap pets) and good layers include Australorps, Orpingtons, Brahmas, Sussex, and Faverolles. If high egg production is a priority, Australorps are the best layers on this list. Whatever breeds you decide to get, good luck with your flock.
     
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  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I've heard a lot of good things about Black Australorps and they can handle heat and cold.
     
  9. billymcdonaldnp

    billymcdonaldnp Out Of The Brooder

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    What is the egg color of Welsummers?
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Dark brown.
     

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