Wyandottes?

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by SilverStar, May 6, 2009.

  1. SilverStar

    SilverStar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone! My husband wants to get me some more hens for monthers day. I want Seramas but i think i will have to wait a little while for thoes. so for now, I have heard that wyandottes are a great breed. Does anyone have personal experiences with them. Thanks!
     
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  2. joedie

    joedie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2009
    SW Indiana
    I have 2 Silver Laced Wyandottes and they are very quiet. Pretty too!
     
  3. snowydiamonds

    snowydiamonds Chillin' With My Peeps

    What do you already have? Do you have a quarantine area for the newbies? You'll have to look at the "big" picture" and not that its a holiday bearing gift...otherwise it may result in unpleasantries;)
     
  4. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

    Feb 9, 2009
    Quote:I agree.

    But I will say...I do not like Wyandottes. I still have 8 hens but I will not replace them when the go.
     
  5. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    I had one SLW hen (Pebbles), and she was quiet, somewhat reserved but not flighty, and so beautiful. She wasn't quite as friendly as some of the others, but she would tolerate some gentle petting while on the roost or nest. She was fine one day; the next day she was stretched out in the nest box, gone. [​IMG] She didn't roam far when they freeranged, and was a dependable layer. I'd like to have a couple more...
     
  6. JessaLynn

    JessaLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love the breed.There beautiful,quiet,friendly,good layers! We had 4 SLW now we have 5 blue wyandottes.Here's some pics of a couple at 1 week old
    First one is of JEWEL we think she looks like an owl
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    Here's two more gals hanging around
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  7. SilverStar

    SilverStar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Very cute! She does kinda look like an owl.[​IMG]
     
  8. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Quote:Glad I'm not the only one who doesn't like them.

    My reasons:
    1. Mean.
    2. Did not like to be handled at all.
    3. Killed other hens chicks.
    4. Killed their OWN chicks.
    5. Awful layers.
     
  9. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:Glad I'm not the only one who doesn't like them.

    My reasons:
    1. Mean.
    2. Did not like to be handled at all.
    3. Killed other hens chicks.
    4. Killed their OWN chicks.
    5. Awful layers.

    My wyandottes are some of my favorites. I have BLRWs and Blues and some SLW chicks. Mine are very friendly and not mean at all. Mine aren't hatchery birds tho so I think that can make a big difference.
     
  10. yotetrapper

    yotetrapper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love wyandottes! None of mine have ever been mean, although they are standoffish, but so are all my chickens. I just dont have time to fondle hundreds of chicks a day, so they tend to be shy, and not like being picked up, regardless of the breed. Mine give me eggs every single day. They are great for cold climates as the rosecombs never freeze, the roosters are huge a majestic, and the extra roos cook up well. Wyandottes are hands down my favorite breed of chickens out of the 30 or so breeds I've raised. Orpingtons are quickly becoming #2, but I hate those single combs. I think we need rose combed orpingtons LOL.
     

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