Good Chicken Breeds?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by ms.cluckling, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. ms.cluckling

    ms.cluckling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am giving away my rooster this weekend. I had some very bad experiences with him, as he attacks everyone in sight. I am going to get a new chicken (most likey a hen), but if I DO get a roo, I would prefer him to be nice [​IMG]
    I'm looking for breeds that are friendly and curious, lay lots of large eggs, and (preferable, but not necessary) do well in heat.
    Any ideas? [​IMG]
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Most breeds are very nice, it's the strain that makes them mean or flighty or whatever else undesirable.

    I'd say either stay away from production-bred breeds or stay away from hatchery stock in general.

    Lots of large eggs, do well in heat -

    French Marans
    Jersey Giants
    Leghorns
    Andalusians
    Minorcas
    Catalanas
    Plymouth Rocks

    To name a few. Those listed should normally be a well mannered rooster in example, but, bad breeding is easy to find. So, I say just watch out and do a little researching. But, chances are, as long as you keep from breeds like production-bred Rhode Island Reds, you'll likely be fine.
     
  3. ms.cluckling

    ms.cluckling Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I suppose that makes sense, my roo is a production white leghorn.
     

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