Golden Lakenvelders

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by tnokie, Jan 27, 2007.

  1. tnokie

    tnokie In the Brooder

    Jan 13, 2007
    Got a roo and five hens at an auction tonight. They seem kind of flighty,does anyone have any?is this a trait or maybe they are just scared from being moved and handled. I was excited to get them for $6 each! They are rare around here.
  2. V Chic Chick

    V Chic Chick Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bristol, England
    Henderson's chicken chart is telling me that they "flyer, flighty, avoids human contact".

    Chickenbox says they can fly 2.5m high and are "confidential, robust"

    Another website says they are "rather wild and flighty"
  3. mothergoose

    mothergoose Songster

    Jan 12, 2007
    Chebanse, Illinois
    We raise lakenvelders and I love them. They are a more active breed, great layers of white eggs, beautiful, excellent foragers, & generally non-broody. Mine are no more flighty than our other chickens, but I spend alot of time with our birds. Our kids show our lakenvelders and have gotten great compliments because they were NOT flighty. You will be amazed what some time and attention can do.
    Have fun with your golden lakenvelders!
    Christie [​IMG]
  4. avon102

    avon102 Hatching

    Jan 26, 2007
    We have a beautiful rooster(Javi) and his little gold hen. Ours are not flighty, but we spend a lot of time with them. Javi has recently turned into a real roo the last few months and it is necessary to sometimes carry a small broom, but he will eat out of your hand and sit on our laps in the afternoon. [​IMG][​IMG]

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