What is your fovorite chicken and or duck?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by youdontknow32, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. youdontknow32

    youdontknow32 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2008
    South Western PA
    Well hello everyone!![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


    So I was just thinking it would be nice to know what breeds of chickens people like best and possible why....

    also duckies:)

    I thought Seramas would be my favorite, however I have come to love my Silver duckwing hen and my silkies the most.....

    However I love all of my chickens and ducks very much and they are all my babies![​IMG]


    ...Yea I'm addicted:p

    So tell me, what's your favorite breed of chicken and or duck, why?

    [​IMG]:)Nicole:)[​IMG]
     
  2. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Thurmont, MD
    Sebastopol Geese
    Muscovey Ducks
    Orpingtons
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Ah, my buff orps are my favorite. Miss Peachy and Big Mama are my all time favorite snuggle ladies. Roobie Roo was my favorite BO roo, but Rocky and Buddy are filling his shoes quite nicely.

    Jody
     
  4. riderbecky

    riderbecky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My favorite is the one that's laying... [​IMG] [​IMG] j/k As I'm sure you can tell my pullets are just starting to lay.
     
  5. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    my favorite is my leghorn roo , then its all the rest,,lol,, i dont have any i dont like,, cept for the "dinner" ones,, and sometimes their on the top of the list lol
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    My favorite ducks are my call ducks. It would be hard to name a favorite chicken breed. I've got a lot of favorites!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Maidservant

    Maidservant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, up until about a month ago my favorite chickens were the silkies, but now that I've got the rescues from the egg house, they are my favorite. I think they're golden comets. I think my favoritism has something to do with how they were treated before they got here and how they still behave today. They will leap into my lap, I can't bend over or they will fly up and crowd onto my back, and they follow me around like puppies! I don't know if this is typical of the breed or if they learned to be that way in the egg house, but I enjoy them!

    I still love watching my chicken tv, which includes the four golden comets, the silkies, RIR's, EE's (all of the ee's are roos, gah!), a single sultan roo, and a single white bantam cochin hen. The silkies are so dim witted, which makes them very lovable IMO, lol.

    For ducks, I only have rouens, so I can't really say. The call ducks that I've seen though are so adorable, but I can't speak to their personality.

    Emily in NC
     
  8. cackle

    cackle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:What do you mean by the egg house?
     
  9. RooptyDoo

    RooptyDoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SILKIES!!!!! They are a very sweet chickens. I have 14 silkie chickens. If you are planning on hatching eggs I would definitely recommend silkies. I call them lap chickens because my hens will sit on your lap forever. Even the roosters is sweet. Most of them any way.[​IMG] Silkies are definitely my favorite chicken.
     
  10. Maidservant

    Maidservant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Egg houses, where supermarket eggs come from. That's what we call them down here anyway. Poor hens didn't have any feathers on them when I got them, and their beaks have been trimmed. Luckily they have feathered out now, and their beaks are growing back. They can finally eat pellets instead of mash. The friend I got them from works for our local rendering plant, and they get paid to go in at the end of the season and gas all of the birds. He is saving all he can. Right now he is getting them for free, but he will probably start having to pay his boss $1 each for them. Still not bad, especially since the girls are extremely sweet and are great egg layers.

    Here is a picture of my eggs. The ones on the far left are the ones from the golden comet girls, middle ones are from RIR, and the far right are from the silkies and bantam cochin:

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    Edited to say: if I completely filled an "extra large" egg carton with the eggs from the golden comets, it wouldn't close!
     
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