Kid friendly breeds?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by cherndon712, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 1, 2008
    WY
    I know of a few, having 3 kids myself! But there are so many breeds that I haven't had!! So, what do you all think are the more kid friendly breeds?
     
  2. S n M Poultry

    S n M Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2007
    Riverside,CA
    I have a dozen silver phoenix eggs avail to ship monday if you still want them?
     
  3. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    In the end product it really is a combination of individual chicken personalities, the breeding line and how they where raised.
     
  4. KingsCalls

    KingsCalls Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 22, 2007
    New Market,Tn.
    >>>>>>Cochins, Orpingtons, Barred Rocks, Silkies, Dominiques<<<<<<<<< I've had them all at one time or another and they where all gentle birds and for the most part very calm.
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Buff Orpingtons are the most sweet and gentle you will find. Plus as they age the eggs will be some of the biggest and best.
     
  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    my orpingtons are really good around kids and tame. my barred rocks are skitty but i have never hatched them. We got them from a friend.

    kstaven is right. you have to hold them and pet them everyday. that way then know your one of the flock not a predator
     
  7. bjcoop

    bjcoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Delawares are pretty calm. Nice brown eggs and will stop to let running kids pick them up.
    My americaunas (sp) are pretty skittish as well as my gl wyandottes (who are pretty, but seem to throw their weight around). lol
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    16 spoilt chickens, 1 13yo rescue chicken-hound dd [​IMG] dh
     
  8. silkieluvr

    silkieluvr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just got into Mille Fleur D'Uccles and Bantam Barred Rocks, both of which have GREAT personalities! Another great plus about bantam barred rocks is that they are small cute, and take up less space but they still lay an egg each every day!
     
  9. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    with the above listed I will add Salmon Faverolle
     
  10. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    My salmon favorrel Pullets and delaware pullets are the calmest and nicest hens my marans pullets are also very nice.

    Henry
     

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