Friendly chicken breeds

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by max13077, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. max13077

    max13077 Songster

    I like nice animals. [​IMG] Please share with me some of the friendly chicken breeds you have experience with.
  2. buckyphifer

    buckyphifer In the Brooder

    Feb 27, 2008
    Northwest Tennessee
    I have bantam cochins and the are very good chickens. Real friendly and sweet. No flogging or other nasty behaviors.
  3. Kanchii

    Kanchii Songster

    My mille fleur d'Uccles are my sweetest! [​IMG]
  4. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    *sigh* It appears I am the only person in the world, but my sweetest little chicken is a White Leghorn. Next is my Barred Rock (actually they are tied I suppose). 100% sugary sweet on both of those girls.
  5. Screebert

    Screebert In the Brooder

    Nov 28, 2007
    Oregon City, OR
    The sweetest, friendliest, chickens I ever had were Polish Cresteds. White Crested Black Polish.

    Of course, I kept them under my shirt when they were chicks, and I gave them tons of attention. They liked to perch on my shoulder as chicks. Four of them looked alike and were un-named, but one I named Lorraine because she was really friendly and I could tell her apart from the others. I said her name a lot, and I actually think she learned her own name, because she would jump on my shoulder when I crouched down and said "Lorraine", even when she was a grown hen! One of them grew up to be a rooster, and he liked to hop on my shoulder, too. The other 3 hens were more like typical chickens, sort of shy.

    Sadly, they were all killed by predators. They were free-range, which is not safe for Polish Cresteds, because Polish Cresteds have poor vision, and they can be ambushed easily. Their head plumage blocks their vision.

    My Barred Rocks are bold and smart, and they are survivors in their free-range lifestyle. I had a pampered Barred Rock chick named Screebert, who was extremely friendly as a chick, and still eats from my hand, now that he is a grown rooster.
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2008
  6. bayouchica

    bayouchica Songster

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Buff Orps [​IMG] They are so sweet & friendly,good mothers too. My girls love to be held & always are following me around.
  7. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Quote:I seoncd the buff orps. I love my little roo. He is not agressive and loves to follow me in the yard
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Hands down it is Buff Orpingtons.
  9. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Forgot to add. when he runs he waddles like a penguin. [​IMG]
  10. Bawkadoodledoo

    Bawkadoodledoo Songster

    Jan 4, 2008
    Central MA
    my buff orps and RIRS run to me when i walk out looking for treats.

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