Most Docile/Least Flighty Breed

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sawyerashton, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. sawyerashton

    sawyerashton Out Of The Brooder

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    In your experience/opinion. What is the most docile/least flighty breed?

    When I was first looking, I had found that Barred rocks were the most docile and least flighty of the reliable layers.

    You have any that are even better than this?



    I see in this thread:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/393799/what-are-some-docile-chicken-breeds

    the choice was Cochins and Brahmas. Is this still the same opinion?
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2013
  2. MartMc

    MartMc Out Of The Brooder

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    I've owned Barred rock, Speckled Sussex, Light Sussex, Appenzeller, Cream legbar and Indian game. I have found Indian game to be the most docile and friendly of the lot with great personalities. Only down side is that they aren't great layers but defiantly worth having around. I lost my Indian game to a fox four months ago and still miss them as they were such characters to have around.
     
  3. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The most docile, least flighty (can not fly AT ALL) breed I has ever seen was silkies. They don't even really roost. Super easy to handle. Very broody but not good layers.
     

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