HELP! Can't...........

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Bantimna, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    Hi everyone,
    Please help me, I can't choose what breed I want to get.
    I would welcome any suggestions.
    So this is what you can do: post pics of the chicken breed you recomend, tell why, and your experince.
    Here are the charactarstics that I am looking for.
    1. Very friendly.
    2. Doesn't lay much
    3. Bantam or Standard
    4. Goes broody often
    5. Good mum
    6. Good dad
    7. Not heavy on feed
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I'd say Silkies would fit your bill. Personally, I don't like them (prefer normal feathered birds), but many folks do and they are usually super-broody. Bantam Cochins would also do it for you, though my only one is a good layer when she isn't broody. Her eggs are so small that you'd need 3 to make one large egg, so I'd say that equates to not being overrun with eggs.
     
  3. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Get thee some silkies. [​IMG]
     
  4. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Silkies or Seramas. You are the first person I've heard of who wants a bird who isn't a great layer!
    I hope you find the perfect chicken!
     
  5. vicki2x2

    vicki2x2 Super Chick

    Feb 9, 2008
    Central Michigan
    Serama's would also fit the bill, super friendly, lay small eggs, super broody! Don't eat much!
     
  6. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    Thank you everyone. I am not a liker of silkies.
     
  7. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    Quote:8. Intersting
     
  8. Krys109uk

    Krys109uk Chillin' With My Peeps

    8. Intersting

    I bet there are some interesting chickens in SA, that are not present in EU or US.​
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2009
  9. Bantimna

    Bantimna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2009
    South Africa
    Quote:I bet there are some interesting chickens in SA, that are not present in EU or US.

    Yip you are right but it is "really hard" to find the breeders. Like there is no quarinetine hatchery in South Africa. And its expensive too.
     
  10. zatsdeb

    zatsdeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2007
    Lincoln, Illinois
    if you are looking for a neat bird, the sultans are pretty cool, and the polish ones also. I have silver lace wyondottes that lay ok and want to go broody all the time! my cochins also have been very broody, hatched out chicks 3 times for us this summer.
     

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