Most friendly chicken breeds

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

  1. Chemguy

    Chemguy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 30, 2011
    Springfield, Ohio
    I don't have experience with many breeds. All of my Barred Rocks are extremely friendly, always coming over for a pet or to perch on a shoulder. Most of my orpingtons are very friendly, though not so much as the BR. The BO are a little skittish. One of my orpingtons is a little angry bird.

    My relatives are the same way, so I figure that everything is normal with the chickens.
  2. Snozzle

    Snozzle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2011
    Tri-Cities Tennessee
    My silkies are mellow, but I want to say that is partially because they can't see well with their poofs in their face to run away, but they check to see if I have treats when they see me. My d'uccles are more interactive though, they come running at me when I call them seeking attention and talking with me the whole time I am there. My hen Freddy seems to enjoy being cuddled and is very curious about anything I bring with me. My d'uccles have the vote on that one

    Ohh what's dis thing?
  3. MamaRudey

    MamaRudey Chillin' With My Peeps

    Our lone BO is the most mellow of the gang. My daughter's little silkie babies are the snugglers though. They are content to snuggle on her chest and nap while she watches TV.
  4. Vickilynn45

    Vickilynn45 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2012
    New to this, but my Buff Orpington is a little lover- she's very content to be held and have her feathers stroked. Next would be a tie between my Black Australorps and my Easter Egger. Then my Barred Rock (who was the friendliest to begin with), and then my RIR. They are almost 5 weeks old.
  5. highpointfarm

    highpointfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 29, 2012
    Orange County NY
    I LOVE my Speckled sussex!, A good rule of thumb is if they have feathered feet, they are going to be friendly =] I have Light brahma, Cochins, And they are all super friendly =] MY Speckled Sussexs are still more friendly than them though =] Barred rocks can also be very friendly... If you are just looking for friendly I HIGHLY suggest a bantam cochin... I have 2 little roos and they are the sweetest things every =]
  6. Jadnils

    Jadnils Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 30, 2012
    I have only had about 5 different breeds of chicks so far but I'd say my Marans and my Wyandotte were/are the ones loving to be cuddled and picked up. Both would fall asleep on my lap. My unknown mix, Lucy, who may be part EE, is very stand offish but friendly, she does not like to be picked up though. She will sit on my knee or right next to me as long as I don't touch her too much.
  7. Red Barn Farms

    Red Barn Farms ~Friendly Fowl~

    Apr 12, 2012
    Kentucky Heartland
    Well, I've had several breeds throughout the years and all have been extra sweet but I'll say I just love my buff orpingtons the best. [​IMG]
  8. smithfam0908

    smithfam0908 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 15, 2012
    Sunny Beautiful NC
    I agree my orpingtons are so friendly. I even have one that sits on the back of my goat. I truly enjoy them :)
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  9. Sandbellie

    Sandbellie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 21, 2009
    New Hampshire
    My New Hampshire Red was very friendly, smart, and sweet. I lost her recently, but I was sure to order another NHR chick.
    My Buff Orp. is very sweet, doesn't like to be picked up really, but once you're holding her she doesn't mind.
    My EE was friendly, but didn't like to be held.

    I'm excited to read about the Brahma's and Sussex's being friendly, because I ordered some of those as well. [​IMG]
  10. Emmasmom

    Emmasmom Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 14, 2012
    Buckeye, AZ
    Not much experience here but, as of 4 1/2 weeks old, I love love love my buckeyes! They are so sweet and come and sit on my lap. My gold-laced wyandottes and easter eggers are fine but not nearly as friendly.

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