Chickens - rare, quiet, gentle, easy for beginners (4H)

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Carol Abe, Mar 3, 2017.

  1. Carol Abe

    Carol Abe Out Of The Brooder

    Anyone know of a rare, gentle, easy for beginners, my son is in 4H. TIA !
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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  3. WillGriffin03

    WillGriffin03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Easy consider the following

    My favourite: Phoenix

    Anconas
    Speckled Sussex
    Campines
     
  4. CP Chicken

    CP Chicken Crazy about Turkens

    Silkies are really great pets if you handle them enough. If you handle them as chick constantly then they will make cuddly little almost cat like chickens that will just sit in your lap. Unfortunately though if you don't handle them enough, they will be very skittish.
     
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  5. ChickenCanoe

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    Phoenix is an excellent idea but they may be hard to find and need special housing.
    I like Anconas too but they don't handle confinement very well.

    Silkies aren't rare.

    Jaerhon is another but they may be hard to find too.

    I left out some breeds that don't handle heat or confinement.
     
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  6. CP Chicken

    CP Chicken Crazy about Turkens


    Oh ya sorry, I thought I'd just share a cuddly chicken ... I wasn't really thinking about the rare part. My bad.
     
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  7. ChickenCanoe

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    They're definitely cuddly and docile. My friends have them but I never would. I need predator proof chickens and silkies wouldn't last long here.
     

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