what is a good "flighty"chicken breed-thanks guys-got it.

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by dinahmoe, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    i am wanting to get some birds i can let free range all day.i know there will be hawk problems but they will be enclosed seurely at night.i don't care about the eggs.i just want them to have a better chance than, lets say an orp,at living free.
    i am looking for alert,flighty or crazy birds ,just not mean birds.(so no games [​IMG])
    bantam and large fowl considered.

    i have read about some of the breeds but wanted to get actual people experiences as well.

    thanks guys [​IMG]
     
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  2. catdaddyfro

    catdaddyfro Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Lt. Brown Leghorns all the above mentioned qualities and charateristics and very beautiful to look at all day long. Excelent foragers you'll prolly never see them in the coop 'cept to lay and roost other than that they'll be busy, very self-sufficient

    Jeff
     
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  3. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    thanks Jeff,i will add them to my list and do some reading on them. [​IMG]
     
  4. StarLover21

    StarLover21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    White Leghorns [​IMG]
     
  5. hallerlake

    hallerlake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had to clip my Spitzhaubens wings to keep them home. Does that count?
     
  6. joe17

    joe17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think the reason someone mentioned brown leghorns instead of white is because the whites are easier for predators to see. I hear that the rump less Araucana are the best free rangers. They can escape predators and fly well yet are friendly.
     
  7. chickenbuttsowhat

    chickenbuttsowhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my ameraucanas and easter eggs r the ones alway escaping from the run and coop even with their wings clips all way down i dont know how they do it so they might be good for u [​IMG]
     
  8. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Quote:i do like white legherns but a white bird stands out too much ,i think.
     
  9. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Quote:i don't know if it counts,i'll have to look up Spitzhaubens.lol
     
  10. dinahmoe

    dinahmoe Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Quote:i thought those were kinda rare.i may have to look into them.
    thanks
     

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