Quiet and mellow?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by bikergirl, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. bikergirl

    bikergirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am looking for 2 new hens, and would like some input on;
    1) a quiet chicken
    2) a mellow chicken
    3) ans a chicken that is ok with a 4W x 8L x 4H pin

    thanks guys [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2009
  2. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Vancouver, WA
    cochins and orpingtons are known for being particularly calm and mellow. do you mean indoor coop when you say "pin" or do you mean and outdoor enclosure? Do you have a coop? If mean coop, 4'x8', that's enough room for about 8 chickens if they get to be outside also. If they are going to be in all the time, then it's enough room for about 3 birds.
     
  3. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    Sussex, Orpingtons, Australorps & Silkies [​IMG]
     
  4. abluechipstock

    abluechipstock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cochins are cool, bantam and standard
     
  5. Ondra's Seramas

    Ondra's Seramas Drowning in Seramas

    Feb 19, 2009
    North Central WA
    Definitely seramas!
     
  6. bikergirl

    bikergirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Outdoor enclosure

    I like Australorps and Orpingtons, I just want more color. . . may be a lavender orpington but it sounds like those are far and few between.
     
  7. cyrixlord

    cyrixlord Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Australorps!!1 they have a green sheen on them and they're the toughest little gals I know. not too noisy but definately opinionated when they lose track of one another [​IMG] i live in a housing area in Monroe and all my neighbors love em! (or do they just love the eggs [​IMG] )
     
  8. crazy huhn

    crazy huhn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ameraucaner and EE come in tons of pretty colors and are usually quiet and mellow.
    Cochins are not only quiet and mellow, come in interesting colors like "Silver Laced" or "Partridge" for example. Another point of Cochins would be there funny basketball shape.....but all personal preference.
     
  9. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    My silkies have been the quietist, bantam cochins are good but the hens can sometimes get a little mouthy. Both are very mellow. My personal Seramas are hyper.
     
  10. Gazinga

    Gazinga Chook Norris

    ORPINGTONS ALL THE WAY, GREAT BREED FOR WHAT YOU JUST DESCRIBED
     

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