Question on socializing the more active breeds-Lakenvelders

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by drom, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. drom

    drom Songster

    Jun 12, 2008
    Does anyone have any Lakenvelder hens? I just ordered a golden one because they are so pretty, but I keep reading that they are wild and flighty. I am not too sure what to make of that because all the breed profiles of the S. Buttercup say about the same thing and I love my little Buttercup. She is sweet and inquisitive and gets along great with my Barred Rock and EE girls. Doesn't seem nervous at all. In fact she seems to like it when I pick her up.
    So I am wondering if the Lakenvelders are the same if they are socialized early.
    Does anyone know?

    Also, these pullets I have will be about 8 weeks ahead of my Lakenvelder chick. At what age should I try to put her in with the girls and could that be a real problem? I just have the 3 girls now; Buttercup, BR and EE.

    Any opinions and suggestions are greatly appreciated.


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