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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Susie"J", Sep 23, 2010.
We would love to add in spring and we are looking for friendly layers. What's your thoughts?
I have had Orphingtons (both buff and white), RIR, Black Australops, Golden Comets, Americaunas, EE's, and Barred Rocks. Out of all of them I would have to say that the Orphingtons have acted the calmest and quietest. Unless you want to count little Silkies and then they win but they are not in the "layers" category.
Mine are getting friendlier now that all the big gang of roosters are gone. I have RIR or Production Red...and one really sweet partridge looking hen and the sweetest ever cochin that everyone (almost) thought was a roo....still holding out and think she is a hen. Cochin's seem to really be sweet.
Black Star hen, Salmon Faverolle, Barred Rock.(although I have had some she devils also in that breed)
Black Copper Marans... talk about laid back! Delawares.
Our friendliest best layers are our Black Sex-Links.
Delawares. Super friendly even as chicks. Fairly quiet, lay a good size egg. Do get them from a breeder if you can.
my EE hens are super friendly, and very staedy layers (5-6 eggs a week steady) one of my dominics is also a real good layer, the other not bad, just not super. I got lucky with my EE's, not all are such good layers
Our friendliest, speckled sussex, orpingtons of every color (buff, blue/black/splash and lavendar), Delawares, Barred rocks and our heritage RIR and our Easter eggers.
I think a great deal has to do with interaction with them but there is a true friendliness factor wtih those I listed above - for us anyway! Hope this helps! Nancy
Buff Orpington. Ours is a giant ball of fluff. Very sweet and lays 5 eggs a week year round. Our EE is a close runner up. She is full of personality. Almost dog like. She's a 3 a week or so layer. Maybe a bit more.
My ee's are prolific and in their younger years, would fly up to my shoulder.