List of really docile, friendly chicken breeds

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by LivingFate, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. LivingFate

    LivingFate Out Of The Brooder

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    Yep next year dh is going to build me a bigger coop [​IMG] so just trying to figure out what I'd like. Needs to be friendly, really docile. So help me make a list- Oh and needs to be cold hardy as I live in cold cold New england!
     
  2. Willjg

    Willjg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey there,

    I would have to say at the top of the list has to be Cochins and Orpingtons.
    The friendliest birds I ever had were bantam cochins 1st, standard cochins 2nd... tied with Buff Orpingtons.

    Take Care,
    Bill.
     
  3. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cochins, brahmas bantams or standard size IMO
     
  4. LivingFate

    LivingFate Out Of The Brooder

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    I have Cochins and silkies now, my cochins are friendly but timid as well. Not like my silkies who love to be held, and petted and just more people chickens...
     
  5. AllChookUp

    AllChookUp Will Shut Up for Chocolate

    May 7, 2008
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    My vote is Orpingtons and Wyandottes.
     
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  6. purr

    purr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2008
    east freetown, ma
    my sultans love me if I go outside they follow me and one stood on my foot the other day the whole time I was pushing my granddaughter on her swing.
     
  7. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    silkies [​IMG]
     
  8. junebug7334

    junebug7334 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a cochin bantam.....I miss her! really friendly. But for yard birds that lay during the winter.......Faverolles are pretty nice. The roo is wonderful!
     
  9. kdcrws

    kdcrws Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 18, 2008
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    Barred Rocks!!!!
     
  10. Felicitas

    Felicitas Chillin' With My Peeps

    How about Australorps and Faverolles? Are these breeds pretty reliably docile?
     

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