What breed do I need to get for my DD???

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by gumpsgirl, May 27, 2008.

  1. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    I think this is the correct forum for this. Sorry if I'm wrong!

    My 3 year-old DD absolutely LOVES the chickens, right alongside her mommy. [​IMG] She is very gentle with them and loves to hold them. My problem is right now, all my big chickens are RIR's and she gets so frustrated (sometimes to the point of tears [​IMG] ) when she tries to pick one up. They freak out! They do not have the friendliest dispositions and would rather remain on the roosts or the ground, except for one that only lets me pick her up when she decides it's okay! Would a Silkie be a good pet for my little girl? Like I mentioned before, she is very gentle with the chicks, so I don't think the size of a Silkie would be wrong for her or could you recommend another breed that is friendly? The chicks seem to like her, it's just when they get bigger they don't really care for her to hold them. Maybe it has something to do with her being small and the hens being big, it might just be awkward for them. [​IMG] At any rate, I've got to find this girl a chicken that would have a friendly disposition! I can't take the tears of rejection any longer!!! [​IMG]
  2. CountryGirl in TN

    CountryGirl in TN In the Brooder

    May 26, 2008
    Lewisport, KY
    Maybe a Delaware? They are supposed to be super friendly.
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Get her a pair of silkies. Ugly faux chickens [​IMG] but usually a nice disposition, excellent broodies and good mothers.

    Or buff orpingtons. Very gentle too.
  4. Buster

    Buster Back to Work


    I'm currently raising some silkies for my mother-in-law. After all my talk about not ever getting any....[​IMG]
  5. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    Oh I think a cochin [​IMG] Strong sturdy and gentle birds and mine let me pick them up with no problems! And they are still babies...the don't struggle at all. And the best part about cochins is they are always styling those gorgeous fir boots [​IMG]
  6. cluckychick

    cluckychick Songster

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    I like my buff orps over my silkies. They come to me whenever I go in the pen, they love to be "petted" and they like to sit on my lap [​IMG]
  7. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Crowing

    Mar 25, 2008
    Thanks to all of you for your suggestions. I am hatching some Delaware's and Blue Orps. right now, so maybe!!! [​IMG] I will also try and find me a pair of Silkies. [​IMG]
  8. ronshoney

    ronshoney Songster

    Nov 7, 2007
    Algonac, Michigan
    Isa Browns have been great with my kids......... very calm birds.
  9. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    Polish or silkie maybe
  10. Kanchii

    Kanchii Songster

    A silkie would probably be good. Just have her carry it around with her for about an hour a day, that will make it stay friendly

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