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What is your friendliest Chicken? What breed is it?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by The Howards, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. The Howards

    The Howards Songster

    What is your friendliest chicken? What breed is it?

    Ours is a Dominique named Pepper. Tonight hubby took out some lettuce to give to the ducks and chickens. Just as soon as his bottom hit the chair Pepper jumped right up on his leg and went to town on the snack. She loves to get scratched on her neck just above where her wings attach to her body. She will droop her head and nearly fall over asleep. She truly believes she should get special treatment even though she is not head of the pecking order.

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    Last edited: Sep 20, 2012

  2. centrarchid

    centrarchid Free Ranging

    Sep 19, 2009
    Holts Summit, Missouri
    Birds like shown below are easy to tame and train. In addition they are predictable under a range of conditions.

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  3. Janski

    Janski In the Brooder

    Apr 9, 2012
    Attleboro, MA
    LOVE my NH Reds. I have Golden Lace Wyandottes (the least lovable girls), Buff Orpingtons (second to the Dotts), Leghorns (starting to like these girls), an Australorp (who talks a lot), and my NH Reds (the best). They have personality all over the others, and they will follow me first to see what I'm doing when most of the others are running away.
  4. what did I do

    what did I do Songster

    Apr 10, 2012
    With mine it is the Buff Orpingtons, leghorns (I don't know why people say they are flighty), and Red Stars.
  5. My friendliest is an ISA brown. She'll climb onto my lap if I sit on the ground. She follows me everywhere, comes when I call & never bites me. (bonus!) After her is my leghorn...starting to trust me more & always comes when I bend down to give her some dandelions or clover. I also have an Orpington and an Ameraucana that run from me...lol :rolleyes:
  6. BrendaJ

    BrendaJ Songster

    Sep 1, 2012
    My friendliest girl is my red sexlink. She cant run to me fast enough when i go outside to care for them.
  7. SeaChickens

    SeaChickens Chirping

    Jul 20, 2012
    Seattle, WA
    My friendliest is a Barred Rock. Also have an Australorp (pretty friendly too) and a RIR (a big klutzy scaredy cat, which I guess is unusual for that breed).

  8. ChickensRDinos

    ChickensRDinos Songster

    Aug 19, 2012
    Los Angeles
    Silkie, by far. She follows me around so closely that I have to be really careful not to step on her while I am working in the yard.
  9. PeachygirlGA

    PeachygirlGA Chirping

    May 25, 2012
    Fort Valley, GA
    My friendliest is my youngest little EE. She hasn't started laying yet and she loves for me to hold her, loves to be pet. Next would be my RIR Lucy. She comes running when I come outside, probably thinks I've got food! lol! But she will follow me around the yard and when I'm working in the garden she always is there to get any worms I might find. Grubs are her favorite!
  10. Buxton Ducks

    Buxton Ducks Songster

    Jan 16, 2012
    Buxton, Maine
    El Diablo is my friendliest! He is an old english game bantam and will gather up his girls and fallow me all over the yard. He enjoys jumping on my shoulder and making me deaf by crowing in my ear.



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