Most Gentle Breed

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by TNpoultrybreeder, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. TNpoultrybreeder

    TNpoultrybreeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just moved to TN. from FL. and I want to start breeding chickens. I have small kids so I would like the most gentle breed there is ( Large Fowl ). A breed that the males will not fight so much.
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  2. CHICKENLADY123

    CHICKENLADY123 Out Of The Brooder

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    The males will fight regardless as long as females are around. I have about 5 different types of chickens and feel that the Brahmas are the sweetest with the best temperment. Great egg layers too !!
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I love my brahmas. I bring the hens in whenever the grandson is here. He carries them around.
     
  4. lichick28

    lichick28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    silkies are also very calm. I pet them on my lap as you would a cat
     
  5. vortec

    vortec Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buff Orpingtons- More affectionate then my cats, lol

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  6. tellynpeep

    tellynpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Cochin is like that too!
     
  7. BlueLagoonRabbitry

    BlueLagoonRabbitry Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Buff orpintons... and my wheaten Ameraucanas just LOVE to be held.
     
  9. Happy Chicken Mama

    Happy Chicken Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think that it all depends on each chicken and how much you handle them when they are young.

    All of those breeds that people have spoken of I have had some sweet and some that were not so sweet but it had to do more with each bird.

    I think they are right though the aracaunnas, brahamas, orppingtons, cochins and silkies have the greatest propensity for sweetness.

    All of the ones we have raised inside and held everyday(for at least half and hour each) while we were doing things like watching tv etc. have been the BEST birds. Kind and sweet.

    Good luck... you and your family are in for a wonderful adventure!

    PS... my arracaunnas are the smartest and the sweetest of all.
     
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2009
  10. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I vote for Easter Eggers and/or Aumauraucaunaus (sp?)...

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