Rare chicken breed that makes a good pet?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by BantamFan4Life, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    I LOVE raising rare chicken breeds and I really want one that makes a good pet and that I can come up to and pick them up without chasing and fighting them in the process.
    I want one that Ideal Poultry sells because it doesn't have a minimum for chicks and are local farm store orders from that place too. Any suggetions??


    Thanks!!!
     
  2. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Salmon Faverolles!!! I would consider them pretty rare, and they are super sweet, not to mention adorable! As for picking them up, all I have to do is walk over to mine and scoop her up :) They make great pets [​IMG] I believe Ideal carries them.

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  3. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies are by far the most pet-like chicken I have had. I can pick them up. They sit in my lap and on my shoulder and do not run away from me. My current hen follows me all the yard. I have to be careful not to step on her. I previously had a rooster and even he was incredibly sweet and just as easy to handle.

    I am not sure what is considered rare but they do have them at ideal.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Thanks! I think I'll be considering getting Faverolles next year! For the other post I'm kinda looking for large fowl not bantam.
     
  5. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's great- you won't regret it! :)

    Silkies come in LF too, even if bantam silkies are common. So maybe you could get some of those too :)

    Enjoy your birds!
     
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  6. maran man

    maran man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Javas or blue sumatras are great for pets.
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

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    Really because I've always heard that Sumatra were flighty,aggressive, and weren't worth your while having them as pets. Is that true?
     
  8. maran man

    maran man Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends how they are rasied I'm a ffa member so after talk to many other members i found out how to raise them to b gentla
     
  9. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Good choose, slow birds and love the chattiness
     
  10. BantamFan4Life

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    How can you raise Sumatra's to be good pets? Any tips?
     

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