Ordering Chicks Next Month: Friendliest?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Amydelle, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. Amydelle

    Amydelle New Egg

    Feb 20, 2012
    I am ordering chicks next month. We live in Portland, OR.

    I am looking for a mixed breed flock of child-friendly chickens. Does anyone have any recommendations within the following breeds:
    Cuckoo Marans
    Buff Orpington
    Salmon Faverolle
    Partridge Cochin
    Easter Egger
    Barred Rock

    I am considering getting a total of 5 chicks, all different breeds. But perhaps it's better to just choose two different breeds? My husband has decided that he must have a Marans for the egg color. Will they all get along?

    Thank you for your input!
  2. armdchicken

    armdchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 8, 2012
    Fairbanks, alaska
    I would say that cochins and EEs are great child friendly birds!
  3. orientphoenix

    orientphoenix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2011
    hm i'd say silkie if you are into bantams
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