What breeds have you had the best experience with?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by missrose, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. missrose

    missrose Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 17, 2009
    Mesa, AZ
    I live in a residential area and am wondering what the good people of BYC think the best chicken breed is. I am looking for breeds known to....

    - lay lots of eggs
    - have a loving personality (also kid-friendly)
    - does not fly much
    - is QUIET!!!

    NOTE: I know that how a chicken behaves depends on a lot of things like attention, living conditions, where they came from, etc. etc.

    What breeds have YOU had the best experience with?
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    My wyandottes.
  3. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    Yeah, Wyandottes for sure. Rhode Island Reds sure are friendly and inquisitive, right from Day 1, and they're good layers, but they might also get into trouble by flying over a fence.
  4. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    Rocks and Orps have been equally easy for me. Low maintenence, good layers, nice personaities.
  5. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 5, 2007
    Ameraucana and Faverolles also Wellsummers have been my favorites.

  6. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

    Jun 29, 2009
    Central SC
    My Coop
    Barred Rocks, Delawares, and Blk Aussies for me... [​IMG]
  7. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Of my five, all of which I chose based on the qualifications you mentioned (well...except for the quiet part), the tamest and friendliest are my barred rock (super personality, inquisitive, affectionate) and my buff orp (very docile, fairly affectionate). Neither make much noise either (of course mine are less than 12 weeks now). My wyandotte and black austrolorp are my most talkative/noisy. My easter egger is affectionate when she chooses to be... [​IMG]
  8. snowydiamonds

    snowydiamonds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Orpington's by far (although I have not tried Rocks yet).
  9. delawaregirl09

    delawaregirl09 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Delawares! Lovable, active, friendly, beautiful, egg laying suckers, and mostly quiet. I dont hear a lot from mine [​IMG]

    RAREROO Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 22, 2009
    Alapaha, Ga
    Barred Rocks !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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