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Which chicken breeds make the best "pet" chickens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kycowgirl78, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. kycowgirl78

    kycowgirl78 Songster

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    I wondered what your opinions were about who makes the best chicken pets. I'm looking for some chicken breeds that will be accepting of being pet and held.
     

  2. Chickenaddict

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    Seramas, cochins, brahmas are my personal favorite
     
  3. Cherokee Rose

    Cherokee Rose In the Brooder

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    I believe that it you start working with them when they are chicks, you could probably get just about any type......I've learned that you can train chickens (to a point).
     
  4. CityChook

    CityChook Songster

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    I just love my Buff Orps. And Cherokee's right - love them up every day from the beginning and they'll be very docile.
     
  5. Ondra's Seramas

    Ondra's Seramas Drowning in Seramas

    Feb 19, 2009
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    I have had MANY breeds, but, in my opinion, seramas are definitely the best. I have one "purring" on my shoulder now.
     
  6. salmonslayer1991

    salmonslayer1991 Hatching

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    Silkies are really good in my flock they are the only ones i can actually hold [​IMG]
     
  7. EngieKisses

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    Cochin, silkie, and austerlorp
     

  8. BluegrassSeramas

    BluegrassSeramas Serama Savvy

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    SERAMAS! Mine are always underfoot saying Pickmeup! Pickmeup! [​IMG]
     
  9. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I have some Wheaten Ameraucanas that just LOVE to be held.... even now at 8 weeks they fly up to me.
     
  10. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    [​IMG] It's difficult to say what you should get for breeds. If you asked a lot different people you would probably get many different answers. Some may agree on the breeds. Also do you want dual purpose or just good egg layers. Here is a great reference book, Gail Damerow's 'Storey's Guide to Chickens' is an excellent resource, as well as this web site which is an excellent source of information.

    These sites are especially helpful in selecting breeds.
    http://www.mypetchicken.com/breedQuestions.aspx
    Henderson's Chicken Breed Chart
    http://www.feathersite.com/Poultry/BRKPoultryPage.html

    Also here are some other good sites and info and more good links.
    http://www.mypetchicken.com/aboutChickens.aspx
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/lcenter.html
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/coopdesigns.html
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=2593-Treats_Chart
     

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