Chicken personalities

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Europa, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. Europa

    Europa Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone!
    Do you think Cockerels have more character than hens? [​IMG]
     
  2. chikkenfriend

    chikkenfriend Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know about cockerels but my girls have very distinct personalities. I can't tell several of them apart anymore until I interact with them. Then I see the differences.

    Lucy is very jealous, she pecks at anyone I pet or hold. Ivy is the loner of the bunch. And Gertie is a nut job! She can't go into the coop on the first try. She always ends up circling it two or three times before she makes it in.

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  3. Europa

    Europa Out Of The Brooder

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    Aww, they're lovely!

    I have a pair of lavender Pekins. The rooster is has a brilliant personality and is a real softie, I love him to bits...His hen however, is generally quiet and isn't interested in human interaction.

    Unfortunately my rooster is getting very old :( I know he won't last forever so I'm trying to decide if I'd like another rooster or a couple of hens to make a trio with my existing hen.

    (PS: what breed are your girls? They have very big, red combs for ladies! They're beutiful)
     
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  4. chikkenfriend

    chikkenfriend Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barred Plymouth Rocks. Very friendly, and very good layers. They follow us everywhere we go. They're 8 months old now. We got them at 3 days old

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