Most friendly chicken breeds

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hollychicken, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. hollychicken

    hollychicken In the Brooder

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    Does anyone have an opinion on the most lovable and most friendly chicken breeds?[​IMG]
     
  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Songster

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    I have a lot of different chicken breeds (both LF and Bantam).
    By far the most friendly and demanding of attention are the d'Uccles!
    They have a "need" to be held at all times.

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  3. Chicken Frenzie

    Chicken Frenzie Chicken Whisperer

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    Well, all my chickens are friendly since I've handled them at birth. But my MOST friendlies are:

    Easter Eggers
    Polish
    Light Brahama
    Orpintons
     
  4. flitter

    flitter Songster

    I have Spitz, RedCap, Dominique, Welsummer, and Silkies.

    The friendliest are the Spitz. They greet me at the gate, hop up on my knee when I'm sitting in the yard and they gather round to listen when I sing to them.
     
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  5. CitySilkies88

    CitySilkies88 In the Brooder

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    I have only had experience with Silkies. But my girls are very sweet and love to be held/cuddled.
     
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  6. plumboy11

    plumboy11 In the Brooder

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    All mine are pretty friendy. I think about any hen can be made friendly if picked up and played up daily at a young age. I have 1 easter egger, and a barred plymouth rock that I raised since they were 1 day old. They come righ tto me and eat out of my hands. I got a few others that I didnt have when they were young and they are a big more stand-offish.
     
  7. dreamer5577

    dreamer5577 Songster

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    Mine are extremely friendly. I have leghorns, rhode island red, and red&black stars.
     
  8. chicken pickin

    chicken pickin Crowing

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    I have Barred rocks, white rocks, silver laced wyandottes, easter eggers. They are all relatively friendly but the BR and SLW come to me every chance they get they like to fly onto hands and arms and hangout on top of the brooder while we are sitting around watching them. They are funny sometimes i will have 3 hanging out across my arm and the other 3 will fly up and knock them down so they can hang out with me too.
     
  9. GentlyLiving

    GentlyLiving In the Brooder

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    Good question! I am new to the chicken world... my babies are just a couple weeks old now, but I have noticed that my Barred Rocks are much happier to be picked up and handled than my EEs. Not a very large sample pool as I only have six chicks, but the BRs are noticeably calmer.
     
  10. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Crowing

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    Of the many breeds I have had, the Speckled Sussex stand out as being naturally friendly and inquisitive from the time they are chicks. Some of them have been among my favorite birds, even without any extra handling.
     

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