RIR tempermant

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pavolga, Jun 21, 2009.

  1. pavolga

    pavolga Hatching

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    I have 2 orphingtons 2 RhodeIsland Reds and 1 Australorp. I am very new to chickens.
    From what I have read the orphinngton are suppose to be sweet, but I find that the
    Reds are nicer. I started with 2 australorps, but one was a rooster. I found him a home where
    he will get to be a rooster.

    The RIR seem to be the sweetest. Is this their nature?

    So very new to this, but I already love them![​IMG]
     
  2. Sillystunt

    Sillystunt Master of the Silly

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    RIR tend to be aggressive...not saying they can't be sweet! Mine are....
     
  3. briana1975

    briana1975 Songster

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    Really my RIR DO NOT want me to touch them, pick them up, or go anywhere near them. My BO and Barred Rocks hop up and sit on my lap.
     
  4. NellaBean

    NellaBean Graceland Farms

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    Are you talking girls or boys? My RIR girl is the sweetest of them all, my RIR boy the worst of them all.....
     
  5. BigBen

    BigBen Songster

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    I picked up mu first birds this weekend 7 RI Reds.
    They are still very afraid of my.
    I am going to try and spend a bunch of time with them and get them to relax.
     
  6. Rowtag

    Rowtag In the Brooder

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    One of my RIR hens and the roo are very sweet, one other hen is okay, she will let me pick her up and the other hates me. The hen and roo that like me will run up and beg to be held, so I don't know. I think it probably depends on the individual.
     
  7. Me + Peeps

    Me + Peeps In the Brooder

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    Two of my RIRs are really sweet but one really hates me [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2009
  8. Gonzo

    Gonzo Songster

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    I have 5.. 2 hens 3 roos (not by choice) and they're ok now, but th breed can be aggresive. It usually shows up after they're 1 yr old.
     
  9. pavolga

    pavolga Hatching

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    Thanks for the info on the RIR. How about the australorp? She seems the bossiest. Is it because the rooster was an australorp?[​IMG]
     

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