Quietest, calmest, tamest breeds?

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

  1. new2chix

    new2chix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Black Australorp is very good natured and quiet. She also lays a large, brown egg almost every day - even now when it's cold and days are short.
     
  2. emsevers

    emsevers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 red star sex-links in my backyard and they are pretty quite and very tame. I got them when they were about 5 months old and they now are now almost a year. They try to run in the house every time we open the door. They will also eat right out of our hands. We live in a subdivision and haven't had one complaint. We also try to give eggs to the neighbors whenever we have extras so that might help.
     
  3. greathorse

    greathorse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure that nurturing makes a less noisy chicken just a nicer one. Some of my freindliest make the most noise. Cochins and Buff orpingtons were my quietest by a large margin.

    Rir nice enough but cranky some times and verbose
     
  4. plot_thickens

    plot_thickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hurrrmmmmmm. Well, are nicer or quieter chickens better neighbors? I think most of our neighbors will have children.
     
  5. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    My Salmon Faverolle and Marans are sweet very calm girls. The salmon Faverolle is not quite but that might just be her.

    Henry
     
  6. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Quote:I noticed that about the little BLRW roo that I hatched from your eggs, very personable too!
     
  7. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Another vote for cochins. Even my chicks hardly peep at all in the brooder. They are just naturally quiet and laid back.
     
  8. plot_thickens

    plot_thickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And are all these grand quiet mellow breeds good layers?
     
  9. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    My Jersey Giants are quiet and docile and decent egg layers. I have a Cochin that is super quiet, but I have yet to get any eggs from her. The Henderson Breed Chart can you a general idea of egg production ability for different breeds and a little general info about their temperaments.

    http://www.ithaca.edu/staff/jhenderson/chooks/chooks.html#r
     
  10. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I can not believe that no one has mentioned Buff Orpintons.

    Mine is awesome.
     

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