Chicken Breeds Question!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by farmgirl02, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. Can anybody recommend a great pet chicken for egg laying? I am looking for a breed that is docile and sweet, also.

    Thank you!
    farmgirl02
     
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  2. Wayne&Kim1963

    Wayne&Kim1963 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buff Orphington, Rhode Island Red, and Buff Cochin all are nice chickens that lay good. A silkie is nothing but a pet but they do not lay all the time.
     
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  3. Thank you. Which one of these is your favorite?
     
  4. Wayne&Kim1963

    Wayne&Kim1963 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My favorite for a Pet is a silkie but for a good layer my favorite is the Buff Orphington because of gentleness and hardiness
     
  5. Farmgirl1000

    Farmgirl1000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    farmgirl02,
    I would get a Silkie if you wanted a chicken for a pet. They are not very good egg layers, but are excellent mothers.
    Black Australorps ,Buff Orpingtons Buff Cochins are good egg layers and are very docile . There is one breed not to get if you are looking for a sweet pet----the leghorn chicken! They are very flighty. Hope this helps you!
    Good luck on choosing a new chicken breed!
     
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