the personality of a chicken

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by imcoryy, Jan 28, 2015.

  1. imcoryy

    imcoryy In the Brooder

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    so i just made a different thread an got a lot of helpful information so thank guys, if you saw my previous thread i promise to reply to you sometime today just give me a second to finish my anatomy and physiology stuff.

    anywho im making a new thread because someone said Rhode island reds can be kind of mean. so my question to everyone is whats a good egg layer that is friendly? if i could get an egg a day that would be awesome but i want to play with the chickens too (ie i wish to pet them), maybe if they greeted me thatd be kind of nice. if anyone is familiar with cockatoos i use to have one, if theirs a chicken with that type of personality that would awesome.

    once again thank you in advance ill attend to both threads momentarily
     
  2. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]I'm glad you joined us.

    I've enjoyed my Wyandottes' personalities. I've found mine to be inquisitive, gentle to humans, and generally docile around other birds. Mine have been very good layers, laying over 250 eggs each, per year.
     
  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    [​IMG] I'm glad you joined us!

    Like Wyandottes7, I would definitely recommend the Wyandotte. My Wyandottes have been people-friendly and have also been productive, hardy egg layers.

    Other docile breeds/mixes that lay well include Australorps, Orpingtons, Red Sex-links, Black Sex-links, and Easter Eggers. I would recommend checking out the reviews on those breeds (and others) in the Breeds section of the forums: Chicken Breeds - BackYard Chickens Community
     
  4. imcoryy

    imcoryy In the Brooder

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    thats a lot of eggs!! im assuming thats the bird in your avatar? if so its a pretty bird!
     
  5. imcoryy

    imcoryy In the Brooder

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    they have hen reviews? ooohh ill check that out
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO.

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  7. imcoryy

    imcoryy In the Brooder

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    also i live in fl so would i have to worry about the birds getting to hot in the summer months? i did check out teh hen reviews and i find that if i put "hot" as a search restriction im very limited to what chickens withstand the heat. also when it gets into the winter months while not cold for me at 60 degress it can drop into the 40s at night. will my chickens be okay in the coop? or should i bring them n the house?
     
  8. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Songster

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    Try typing in "heat tolerant breeds" and yes, they will be fine out in the coop during winter. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Crowing

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to our flock. Based on your criteria, I would recommend Black Australorps. I've raised them for years (along with dozens of other breeds) and they are extremely hardy in both heat and cold, calm and gentle (my children, and now my granddaughter, made lap pets of them), and the best layers of the standard, brown egg laying breeds. A Black Austrlorp holds the brown egg laying record with 364 eggs in 365 days. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Whatever breed you decide to get, good luck with your flock.
     

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