What breed is the most non aggressive with each other?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by rosemaryfromoregon, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. rosemaryfromoregon

    rosemaryfromoregon In the Brooder

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    While I do like getting a fair amount of eggs and having a flock of good foragers, when it comes right down to it the most important thing to me is finding a large fowl breed that is as non aggressive with each other as possible.

    Please share your opinions and experiences.

    Thanks!

    FYI: My hens free range from dawn to dusk every day so crowding/confinement is not an issue.
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2010
  2. TerriLaChicks

    TerriLaChicks Crowing

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    Of the ones I currently have, my Welsummers and Ameracaunas. In the past I had buff Orps & they were also non-aggressive.
     
  3. rosemaryfromoregon

    rosemaryfromoregon In the Brooder

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    Terrilachicks, thanks so much for your input---much appreciated!


    Anyone else? I'd sure love to hear lots of opinions.
     
  4. houndit

    houndit There is no H or F in Orpington!

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    Sussex are the best I have dealt with. Very friendly!
     
  5. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger 10 Years

    Do you mean hens or roosters or both?

    All my breeds seem to get along with each other..... My big fat B/B/S Orpingtons, my Jersey Giants, Speck Sux, EE's, Polish...... on and on....
     
  6. rosemaryfromoregon

    rosemaryfromoregon In the Brooder

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    Quote:And I sure like the looks of Speckled Sussex.....very pretty.

    Thanks for the tip.
     
  7. rosemaryfromoregon

    rosemaryfromoregon In the Brooder

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    Quote:Hens only.
     
  8. rcentner

    rcentner Songster

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    my wyandottes are very easy going. I can pick them up any time anywhere. They are good scratchers and I am able to have 2 roos because my wyandotte roo is so non confrontational. He knows the other roo is in charge and they have their own ladies. The hens are more trustworthy of me than the roo, but he is way easier to handle than any other roo I've had.
     
  9. littledel

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    Quote:The most non aggressive chicken I know of is the kentucky fried chicken [​IMG] Finger lickin good!!![​IMG]
     
  10. AQHARednecks

    AQHARednecks In the Brooder

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    Our white rocks are super docile. Our 4 year old can run right up to them and carry them around without a problem. They are also nicer to each other then some others we have had. Our Wyandottes are also docile.
     

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