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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by billymcdonaldnp, Dec 3, 2015.
I want to get some docile layers. Considering Sussex, Welsummers, and dominiques. Suggestions?
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.
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.
Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!
I have Welsummers and really enjoy them. Plus, I love their egg color!
Welcome to BYC! I advise the Black Australorp. Excellent brown egg layers and very docile.
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.
Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us!
I've heard a lot of good things about Black Australorps and they can handle heat and cold.
What is the egg color of Welsummers?