econmical breed? Appenzeller?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by B.CochinCrazy, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. B.CochinCrazy

    B.CochinCrazy In the Brooder

    Mar 12, 2009
    2 questions
    I am looking to add to flock!

    1) What is a economical chicken (good feed to egg ratio) & not flighty!

    2) I like the look of the Silver Spangled Appenzeller but, I have read they don't do well in confinement. Was wondering if anyone has experience with temperament & confining?
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Well I have Spitzhaubens!

    They are pretty good economical eater like the Hamburgs. And they are not normally flighty like Leghorns.

    As for confinements, I never had to confine them in cages but the chicks seems to be fine in them. As adults, they did fine in a 4 x7 coop with 8 x 30 foot run.

    All my Spitzs are calm like my Welsummers and they are great. I think it has alot to do with the upbringing. They seems to adapt well in small quarters like mine.

    So I know I got happy hens!
  3. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    I had some Spitz a few year ago, I did find the flighty. I had to cover the 6 ft fence to keep the confined to a 10x20 foot run. I only kept them for around 6 months so I can't help with the feed to egg ratio.

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