Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by sophyluvssilkie, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. sophyluvssilkie

    sophyluvssilkie Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 4, 2013
    I am trying to find a good laying breed that plays nicely with other chickens and doesn't mind being held. any suggestions??? my flock just went from 7 to 1. I have a silkie who is really wanting chicks and I wouldn't want the chicks to beat her up when they are older.
    Last edited: Feb 5, 2015
  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

    May 14, 2014
    I would suggest Black Australorps. I've raised them for years (along with dozens of other breeds), and they are extremely hardy in both heat and cold, calm and gentle (my children and granddaughter made lap pets of them), and the best layers of the standard, brown egg laying breeds. A Black Australorp holds the brown egg laying record with 364 eggs in 365 days. Whatever breed you end up getting, good luck with your flock.

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