Chicken Breed For Mom

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Firearia, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. Firearia

    Firearia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, we're building a whole lot more coops here and my mom wants a few chickens for her garden. I would make her a chicken tractor as well as a coop so she could monitor their 'weeding'. She's not sure what chickens to get and she doesn't really care about looks, as long as it's not a turken she says. [​IMG] Poor turkens, no one in our family really likes them... But I kinda want a few. [​IMG] Anyways she wants a chicken that's friendly and easy for her to pick up and move around etc. I suggested cochins as they are easy to catch and very friendly, so far she likes blue cochins and black austrolorps. But suggestions for anything would be nice! I can't think of many 'garden' chickens.

    Edit: We think we'd want another rooster as well, what would be a nice breed with 'calm' roosters. I know all roosters can be calm if raised right, but maybe ones that are said to have a more gentle demeanor.
     
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  2. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Out of those Australorps for sure!!
     
  3. joletabey

    joletabey SDWD!!!!

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    Delawares are super friendly - even as chicks they will run up to you. I have several that are lap sitters.
     
  4. kla37

    kla37 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd have to say australorps or orpingtons! [​IMG]
     
  5. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    A Tolbunt Polish. [​IMG] [​IMG] They're awesome looking, great lawn ornaments, and very friendly if raised right. . . . But good luck finding some.

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    But, honestly, I think a Cochin would fit pretty well. They come in quite a variety of colors, are very easy to handle, and are quite docile.
     
  6. Firearia

    Firearia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I thought about those as well... Same with Polish! Orpingtons would be nice as well, but I already have a bunch and want to keep them as my breeders! [​IMG] I'll show her some pictures and see what she says. [​IMG]
     
  7. chicken wild

    chicken wild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what about barred rocks
     
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  8. Firearia

    Firearia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I wondered about those as well, but I thought they'd get really dirty in all that soil. Though I'm sure they don't mind. I don't know much about silkies actually, all I know is they're good with kids and friendly. How often do they lay?
     

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