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Choosing a Chicken

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chicken Cluck, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. Chicken Cluck

    Chicken Cluck Songster

    May 12, 2008
    Just wondering, are some breeds of chickens more friendly than others?

  2. squeakyballs

    squeakyballs Songster

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tucson, AZ
  3. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Yes, some are more docile and people oriented if handled well when growing up. Of the breeds in my signature, wyandottes is the only one that I'm not sure is generally people oriented (likes being near me, but isn't much of a lap chicken). There are many others as well...
  4. azygous

    azygous Free Ranging

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    My three Light Brahmas have been "lap chickens" from the get-go. Very, very affectionate and docile. My Arcana is going on six years old, this is her third home, and is just recently becoming a "lap chicken". Of my five Wyandotte hens, only the Golden-laced is a "lap chicken".

    Before I started keeping chickens less than two years ago, I wouldn't have believed you if you'd told me chickens can be more affectionate than kittens.
  5. squeakyballs

    squeakyballs Songster

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tucson, AZ
    Quote:I've figured all of them out, except for BA. What is BA?
  6. GraceAK

    GraceAK Songster

    Nov 28, 2009
    Eagle River, AK
    Black Australorp. I've heard that they are really friendly....
  7. 1birdlady

    1birdlady Songster

    Nov 13, 2008
    Spring, Texas
    We have 4 Barred Rocks, and we have handled them from they were 3 day old chicks, when we got them almost a year ago.

    They are very friendly and people oriented, and yes, they will be lap chickens (if they *have* to;) )

    Very docile in their behavior, tho at times, if we're not quick enough to give them goodies, they will peck at our legs and try to fly up to the dish we're holding.

    I would have more Barred Rocks in a heartbeat if we weren't under neighborhood restrictions....we LOVE these girls, and they're giving us on average 3 eggs a day....some days 4, then some days 2....big beautiful tan to mauve eggs!

  8. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    my EE's are by far the most friendly of the chickens in my signature and i have a BR in the EE pen and shes pretty friendly my bantam EE's are good to but my bantam ameraucanas theyre ok but they could live without me manhandling them all the time

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