Quietest, calmest, tamest breeds?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by plot_thickens, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. plot_thickens

    plot_thickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Which breeds are the quietest, calmest, least likely to tick off my neighbors? We'll be having only hens.

    A followup question would also likely be 'is it nature or nuture'?
     
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    Cubalaya. [​IMG]
     
  3. waynesgarden

    waynesgarden Feathers of Steel

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    Chanteclers. They are very calm, quiet and reserved, are polite to the neighbors and give them gifts of eggs.

    I recommend them highly.

    Wayne
     
  4. redhead83402

    redhead83402 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:definitely nurture ~ you reap what you sow, in all things, is my belief, whether it's kids, family, friends, garden or animals.

    We have about 8 or 9 different breeds, and while I will say that the dark brahma hen seems the sweetest, she has also been the most doted on. As to the rest of the chickens, they are all sweet, they all rush you for goodies, & if you handle them kindly when young, they will not peck you when you collect eggs ( at least, ours never have).

    If they have room to move around, & their run gets cleaned periodically, if they are well-fed & well-watered ~ they will give you many years of chicken tv joy ~ ;-D And if you are looking for pet purposes only, the brand name won't matter ~

    now if you are looking for egg production, it's a whole 'nother ball o' wax. ;-D
    ~Red
     
  5. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

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    Quote:I will second this and add that Cochins are just as tame and easy to deal with usually.
     
  6. millebantam

    millebantam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A second vote for cochins.
     
  7. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    My wyandottes are calm and probably one of my quietest breeds.
     
  8. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

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    SUSSEX. Even my rooster has not yet crowed.
     
  9. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Cochin is the quietest, but also the shy one. Always has been since she was a chick. I have been working with her:read sitting in the coop/run and just hanging out.
    I also have 3 Buff Orps. One which is at my feet the minute I open the door. She has ALWAYS been this way. Again, since she was a day old chick. And I dont bring them treats constantly. Just food and water. I have another BO that is nearly as "bad" And my other BO is getting better, but not to the point Audrey and Olivia are. Then there is my BA Natalie. [​IMG] Getting better, but is definitely head hen

    All have gotten the same amount of attention since they were day old chicks.
    Nature? Nurture?
    Each has their own personality. Luck of the draw
     
  10. Rufflemyfeathers

    Rufflemyfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Rhode Island Red were noisy but my Rhode Island White are very quite..
     

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