i cant get a nice chicken

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by MissyMoo, Jun 27, 2008.

  1. MissyMoo

    MissyMoo In the Brooder

    Mar 20, 2008
    we just adopted our fourth chicken and we have room for one more but i want to make sure that i get one that is nice and wont peck at my heels do you know of any breeds that are better than other?
  2. Kanchii

    Kanchii Songster

    It kind of depends on the individual chicken, but cochins are nice.

    if your birds are pecking at your heels it sounds like they want attention, do they like getting picked up? if they are pecking you because they are mean, then shove them away with your foot, they'll get the picture eventually.
  3. Yes, sometimes my chickens peck at my heels, like Kanchii said push them away with your foot, they will catch on.

    I have to do that sometimes to roo's who are just mean.

    I have buff Orp's and they are fairly calm.
  4. hen

    hen Hatching

    Jun 29, 2008
    HELLO i would go for a faverolle. or a brahama all of mine LOVE a good cuddle:love
  5. pixiechick

    pixiechick Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Jonesborough, TN
    Silkies are very calm and sweet. I've heard great things about buff orps, too.
  6. hooligan

    hooligan Songster

    Aug 20, 2007
    My friendliest have been: Australorps, Delaware, Jersey Giants, Cochins, Red Sex Links, Buff Orps and Cornish Xs.

    How do you relate or spend time with your chickens? Maybe you aren't giving them enough attention?
  7. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    Our Australorp hen is the best. Has her own little sweet voice that she uses only for people.
  8. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    "Nice" is relative. Some people have a higher tolerance for chicken shenanigans than others. Me, I tend to leave them alone and not pester them incessantly, so whatever they do is alright.
    The calmest I ever had were Australorps.
  9. Jenlyn9483

    Jenlyn9483 Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, FL
    Depends on what kind you have now, bantams or standards. I recommend Silkies as bantams and Buff Orpingtons or SL wyndotts for standards.

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