Tell me about NN's ** PICS ADDED **

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Crazy4Chicks, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    Last night I went to TS - and saw my very first NN ( other than pics ) they were they only tow little NN's in a mass of baby chicks the employees were making fun of them calling them ugly , and that they are going to need sunscreen etc..... so I asked DH ( who said no when he saw pics of them ) said " ok why not lets give them a try" [​IMG] [​IMG]

    so now I have these two little ones - and so far they are very sweet, shy and quiet the other chicks kinda push them around alittle.

    what can you tell me about this breed ? pros - and cons please. are they good layers? are they roos aggressive? how are they in the heat ( 100's in the summer ) how about the cold? do they go broody? what color eggs do they normally lay?

    sorry for all the questions - never had them before LOL


    Julie
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2008
  2. chickenlady

    chickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 28, 2007
    Stillwater, NJ
    I love Naked Necks. Mine are the best layers I have. Every day without fail, winter and summer. Mine took a break when they molted. They are very friendly. I never had a NN roo. They lay a light brown egg. If I could get more, I would. Good luck with them.
     
  3. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California
    Mine are the BEST layers. I usually get an egg a day from all 10 of mine. I've never had a standard NN roo, so I cant help you. I have two bantam NN roos and one is nice and one is a total butt, so its just one of those breeds. They do lay a light brown egg, and they are usually nice and large. They are really sweet birds too. I live in CA and it can get pretty hot in the summer and they seem to do just fine. As for the cold, Im not sure. Post some pics!
     
  4. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    They are a great breed. Good layers just like the other person said and many others have said the same thing. Eggs are tinted(light tan to medium brown). Roos are not aggressive but as in every breed, there can be a bad apple in the bunch. They do go broody and usually are very good mothers.

    Heat is absolutely no problem.. our summers are always 110-120F and they don't even notice. No sunburn either, although the rooster's necks do turn a deep candy apple red but it is normal and not a sunburn thing.

    You'll be very glad with the decision to take them. [​IMG]
     
  5. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    they r awesome, u won't be sorry!! i agree with the others. [​IMG] eggs if standard are about jumbo sized. if bantam normal bantam sized and both lay tinted.

    they r my hardiest breed come winter so no probs there it gets sometimes -10 here in pa. i have almost all showgirls now not turkens but they r the sameway just prettier, and demand to be broodier more, rotfl. [​IMG]
     
  6. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a little bantam NN who is a very cute and funny chicken. she acts shy at first but if i sit still for a few minutes eventually her curiosity overtakes her and she will come stick her head up under my arm or over my leg to see what i'm doing. she is a very good layer too! i think she's adorable.
    good luck with your new babies, i think you will really enjoy them!
     
  7. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    ok here are the two little " helmet heads " as DH calls them - one has a very light color coming in on the wings and the other has alot more black - so I am hoping that if they are both pullets they will have different coloring so I will be able to tell them apart as they grow.

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    I know you raise them just like any other chicken, treat them pretty much the same - but everytime I hold them I feel they are more delicate than the others LOL maybe because of the whole no feathering thing I dont know. I can only have one standard sizrd roo in the main pen and if my little BR turns out to be a pullet I wouldn't mind one of the NN's to be a roo - I will call him E.T. LOL



    Julie
     
  8. theOEGBman

    theOEGBman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    Central California
    They are adorable, Julie! I understand the whole delicate thing, they look sick,lol. They really are a great, hardy bird though. And, as stated about, if you want a good broody, they are the way to go! I had 4 trying to hide from me on the nests yesterday, but they all got kicked out. [​IMG]
     
  9. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    I have a little Showgirl who is very even tempered and sweet. She fits in just fine with the other girls (she just recently when from a chicken tractor to the main coop). She hasn't started laying yet, though.
     
  10. Kev

    Kev Overrun With Chickens

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    Cute, cute!

    Looks like the light one may be a buff, very nice.. you'll have to take pictures again if it does turn out a solid buff! It's kinda common for the ones that grow dark feathers(seems very dark on my monitor?) like on the other one to be cockerels. Still more of a wild guess at this point though.
     

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