which brees behave well together?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by catriona, May 12, 2009.

  1. catriona

    catriona New Egg

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    I have narrowed the list of chickens I would like to order down to the following:

    Ameraucana
    Australorp
    Cochin
    Delaware
    Dominique
    Jersey Giant
    New Hampshire Red
    Orpington
    Silkie
    Rhode Island Red
    Rhode Island White

    I have owned Cochins, Rhode Island reds, and rhode Island whites before. I would also like to know which of them are more tolerant of small children under the age of 3.
     
  2. Drivegirl54

    Drivegirl54 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have silkies and buff orps. They do just fine with my 2.5 year old. I've always handled them and had my son around them so they're used to him
     
  3. catriona

    catriona New Egg

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    thank you for your response. that's what I was thinking as well. from what I have been reading Buff Orps and Silkies is at the top of my List. My brother lives next door and he has three children from 9 Months to 35 Months, and I want them to be safe.
     
  4. lone cedar farm

    lone cedar farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We really like our BO's and havent seen any aggresion what so ever, very friendly.
     
  5. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a very peaceful little flock of Buff Orpingtons and Ameraucana at one time.

    I don't think you would have much trouble with aggression from this combination.

    Steve
     
  6. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

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    Birds raised together have less issues than ones not raised together.

    If you keep birds separated by breed and variety, so that, for example, a barred rock only ever sees other barred birds or a flock of white silkies never sees anything but other whites, etc., and then you later try to mix varieties or significantly different looking birds together, they can be aggressive or scared, depending on their individual nature of the strangers.
     

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