Can you suggest a quiet, friendly breed to a newbie?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by msjones, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. msjones

    msjones In the Brooder

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    I'm brand new to this. I need a quiet breed in consideration of my skeptical neighbor (refer to the 'truth about chicken noise' thread for more info on the neighbor), and a friendly breed so the many kids around here can enjoy the hens, too.

    Any suggestions? Thank you so much!

    ~msjones:)
     
  2. Preservation Acres

    Preservation Acres Songster

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    Buff Orpingtons. A sure bet.
     
  3. Chicks R Friends NOT Food

    Chicks R Friends NOT Food Songster

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    I think silkies... they also have the added bonus of being fluffy for life.
     
  4. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:I'd take that bet too.

    Imp
     
  5. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Welsummers, nice birds and beautiful eggs
     
  6. TK Poultry

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    maybe cochins or even EE's or pure ameraucanas
     
  7. Sappy

    Sappy In the Brooder

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    We got chicks 8 weeks ago: Buff Orpingtons, barred rocks, and a buff cochin.

    None are unfriendly, but my Buff Orpingtons definitely enjoy human interaction and contact much more than the others. They aren't loud or easily riled up. Three of my five Buff Orps come up to me every time I'm near them, wanting some attention. One, Sweetie is her name, demands to be held and won't lay off peeping and following me til I hold her for just a minute and talk to her.

    Like I said, none of our chicks is loud (yet) or necessarily unfriendly, but the Buff Orpingtons in our flock are clearly the friendliest to humans.
     
  8. verlaj

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    Speckled Sussex. By far, the friendliest chickens I have had, out of Buff Orpingtons, Rocks, EEs, Wyandottes, Black Australorps, Barnies, Wellies. Also quiet and calm.
     
  9. Ravyn

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    My vote is for Orpingtons. Mine are very friendly and follow me around like dogs.
     
  10. mahsmaj

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    My buff orpington roo attacks people and his EE cross offspring hen is the sweetest thing and hatched out a chick for me this year!
     

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