Long time no talk

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by Trooper Man, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. Trooper Man

    Trooper Man Chirping

    Jan 22, 2014
    Hello friends, I am getting the urge to get some chickens again! I want a variety of color but fowl that will not fly out of my yard. I want something gentle that will not fight too bad. I was thinking large fowl easter eggers, but want to hear other ideas. I like different colors in a bird and like them to all be different.
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

    Mar 3, 2015
    I like Easter Eggers, Wyandottes, Orpingtons, Brahmas, Cochins, and I want to get some d'Uccles (Milliefleur d'Uccles are gorgeous!). Hope you have fun getting chickens again!
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2015
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Hi! I remember you from before! Glad to hear you are getting back into chickens maybe!! I have taken chicken breaks before as well.

    My Black Australorps and LF Easter Eggers don't fly over my 5 foot high fence section. However, they will land on the gate's 5 foot section and then fly out, so I had to add some height to the gate. It was because there was a convenient pole across the top to rest on.

    "Heavy brown egglayers" are good. If your fence is less than 5 feet high they may fly out. Even my Buff Orps flew out over 4 feet high fencing back when I had them.

    The Mediterranean breeds are better fliers. MUCH better fliers. As in, they are up in the trees. So I don't recommend them.

    It sounds like you aren't interested in bantams. Some of the bantams fly quite well and others not at all.

    I hope this helps and do try to get all your chickens at once if possible so they all get along in the best possible manner. Sorry if I am telling you stuff you already know LOL.

    One thing I can tell you is that my Black Australorps and EEs tend to be pretty gentle but EEs can be flighty and standoffish or friendly- and my EEs tend to be near the bottom of the pecking order when combined with more aggressive chicken breeds. My favorite friendliest chicken right now is an EE.


  4. Trooper Man

    Trooper Man Chirping

    Jan 22, 2014
    Thanks! I am thinking about finding a breeder of the LF easter eggers and seeing if I can buy about 25-0 chicks from them.

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