Suggestions for: toddler friendly heritage or rare chicken

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by 1SkyBird, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. leghorn, pekin, Faverolle, Cochin, Hamburg, Campine, Wyandotte

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  2. Any other suggestions or is there a stand out on the list

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  1. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida

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    Thanks. Kendra is the light of our lives. Oh, and we kinda liked Smudge, too. ;)

    I love that shot of her and her “bird”. She knows nouns and can tell you what everything around her is....she just doesn’t converse at all. So the chickens were chickens, but because they look so different the Silkies were birds. :idunno

    And yes, supervision, supervision, supervision!
     
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  2. HenniesInMyHeart

    HenniesInMyHeart Songster

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    Well, I am biased, but my two favorites are Orpingtons and Sussex. They are friendly, affectionate birds that make wonderful pets. They are English heavy breeds. Buff Orpingtons are very popular. They are golden colored. If you want a rare breed you could go for a Jubilee Orpington. These are mostly brown with beautiful white spots. Sussex are also great friendly birds. Speckled Sussex are brown as well and look a lot like Jubilee Orps, but less fluffy and longer tails. Another very good friendly pet bird is the Barred Rock (Plymouth Rock). There is a Heritage version of this breed available with tighter bars than your standard hatchery stock. They are black and white. They're beautiful and sweet as pie. All are good layers and most are dual purpose birds. And last but not least, in terms of the best pet breeds, I have to mention SILKIES! There are even golden ones but these can be harder to find. Everyone will have different opinions and favorites, so it will be up to you in the end. Good luck and :welcome! :jumpy
     
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  3. Joeschooks

    Joeschooks Just clucking around

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    Hello and :welcome! As Hennies said, Orpington’s are reknown for their cuddliness and friendliness. Good luck on your chicken adventures! ​
     
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  4. morganalefae

    morganalefae Head nut at the nut house

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    opingtons also go broody from what I hear and have read. maybe a hybrid? and does it have to lay white eggs or will andy egg colour do?
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Silkies are generally children's favorites. They are not great layers however they usually go broody often (sit on eggs and want to hatch them). You would need a rooster for fetilized eggs, or to buy fertile eggs to put under a broody hen. You can't make a hen go broody, it is a hormonal thing.
     
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  6. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

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    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     
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  7. morganalefae

    morganalefae Head nut at the nut house

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    Have you thought of getting hybrid chicks and imprinting them? You'll get eggs and if you imprint chicks they might be sweet as pie when older
     
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  8. N F C

    N F C Oh no Mr. Bill!

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    :welcome

    You already have a lot of good suggestions, so I'll just say hello and best wishes!
     
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  9. 1SkyBird

    1SkyBird In the Brooder

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  10. 1SkyBird

    1SkyBird In the Brooder

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    thankyou it makes such a difference hearing from personal experience thanks for you great suggestion
     
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