Delawares, are they all this nice?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by fullhouse, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ours are good natured, curious, and great foragers! Are they all like this? We are really enjoying them more than I expected [​IMG]
     
  2. seriousbill

    seriousbill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Boy, I sure wish I could say, "YES!" But, um, no.

    They vary greatly depending on the strain. Ours are like yours, nice-tempered, great foragers, great layers and good all-around. But I've read plenty of posts from others with different experiences. Where did you get yours? I kind of try to keep track of who's selling the ones people like.
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You have what Delawares are supposed to be. I had the Vempire Chicks, as I used to call them, two pullets and two cockerels I had to remove from the nursery coop after they injured 8 other chicks. They'd bite me, too, even at four weeks old, HARD. One cockerel was especially aggressive. I came to believe, after hearing some similar stories, that some hatchery had gotten ahold of an aggressive strain. I am getting some real heritage Delawares from a breeder I know (hi, Janet) next month and hope to finally have the REAL Delawares.
     
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  4. seriousbill

    seriousbill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi Cyn [​IMG] Yes, I think they will do better for you. I don't necessarily think they'll be as cuddly as your Barred Rocks, but they are guaranteed not to turn into bats when the moon rises [​IMG]
     
  5. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I got mine from a heritage breed hobbyist in northern Michigan, I can get you his phone number and name if you want it. They are actually separate from the others because they are just picked on all the time.
     
  6. fullhouse

    fullhouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yikes! I think I'll stay away from hatchery Delawares then :eek:
     
  7. seriousbill

    seriousbill Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, please PM it to me if you get the chance; I'd appreciate it.
     
  8. herechickchick

    herechickchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Delaware is from Murray and she is very sweet. I love her.
     

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