Which breed for egg laying but also friendly

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SecretHavenFarm, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. SecretHavenFarm

    SecretHavenFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I got into chickens a year ago, I decided on Silkie because I was looking for a chicken that would make a good pet, and also eats bugs and scratch at horse manure.

    Now I am interested in also having a few chickens for eggs. My bf will be building me a seperate coop and run, I am thinking maybe five hens. I want hens that are good layers but also are friendly. Which breed should I be looking at?
     
  2. chicken farmer meigs

    chicken farmer meigs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my friendliest chickens or barred rocks,light brahmans,and speckled sussex. they follow me around the yard. Plus they all lay nice brown eggs.
     
  3. Tiss

    Tiss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My red sex links are the sweetest girls. They were the first to start laying and have been faithfully laying one large (or XL double-yolked as the case was today) egg a day.
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Barred Rocks, Buff Orpingtons, Welsummers, in that order.
     
  5. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    Black Austrolorps are sweet and consistent egg layers, hardy and beautiful also.
     
  6. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    My Easter Eggers are really sweet, and they lay well too! [​IMG]
     
  7. chics in the sun

    chics in the sun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Barred Rock - constant enertainment and great personality.
     
  8. patman75

    patman75 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Out of my 11 different chickens my friendly high end layer is

    Isa Brown (or called golden comets, sexlinks)
     
  9. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Red or black sex links would be my choice too. I don't make pets of my chickens but the sex link birds I have had or have now allow me to approach them and, if their mood is right, pick them up without screaming bloody murder. They also allow other chicks to be blended in with them without harassing them. I'm leery of BR--one of the meanest roosters I ever had was a BR.

    Which brings up another thing about the sex links--about 99.9% sure of sex so you'll get layers, not some hormonal, territorial crazed roosters.
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2010
  10. kakayona

    kakayona Out Of The Brooder

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    Any sex link will do the trick. In that order.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     

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