Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Nupine, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. Nupine

    Nupine Songster

    Nov 21, 2007
    I am going back and forth on what breed to specialize in for when we build a large coop in the spring. My mom hates them, but I think Malays are interesting. Does anyone have them? I have some questions. Are they aggressive? Do the hens lay well? How many eggsdo you get per hen? Are they broody? Are they cold-heat tolerent? Are they used for fighting? How much space do they need? And any other info you have.
  2. M.J

    M.J Songster

    Apr 15, 2007
    Hey Nupine
    i basicaly asked the same questions as you did last week and got no reply Hopefully the malay owners are loged on this time all i know is this
    They are raised mostly for meat Though i have seen them at the shows They are the tallest of chicken breeds at 3 feet tall as well come in bantam
    are slow to mature and dont do well in close confinement
    note all the info im telling is from a book that i feel is not 100% acurate [​IMG]
  3. Dinos_rock

    Dinos_rock Songster

    Jul 1, 2007
    I don't have Malays, but here is a web site about them. I don't know if you've already looked here or not but here is the web site:

    to the website, Malays are mean. But if you spend a lot of time with them and socialize them, maybe you could get some pretty decent birds. Of course, I have never owned a Malay so I wouldn't know, but that is just my guess. Good Luck! [​IMG]

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