I have a Mille Fleur Lemon rooster and he is the most friendly little guy!! I love him. I picked out this tiny floofball the size of my thumb (I have small hands). He would cuddle into my palm and sleep when I'd pick him up. He now comes right to me when he wants attention. He has grown up with 2 pullets much larger than himself and, up until recently, a Giant Light Brahma cockeral. He is so laid back. As we try to integrate them into the flock, our established rooster doesn't seem to view him as a threat and he does not get along with other males. He is very observant and always has an eye to the sky. He may not be big, but when he makes his alert shreak, EVERYONE listens. No hens, so no idea on eggs.
We have recently purchased a breeding trio of lemon sablepoots. They are such little characters, the cockerel can be vicious at times but seems to have grown used to us now and tolerates being picked up to have his feet checked etc. The 2 girls have brilliant temperaments, they come running over to me when it's feeding time or I'm collecting the eggs and they love having a cuddle and being stroked. They are very tame chickens and make lovely pets. Since we have several other breeds and we are hoping to breed from the sablepoots they are in their own run with attached hutch at present, they seem happy in there and are always chirping away. The cockerel puts a lot of effort into his crow but it really is nothing deafening, he also tends to shut up if you talk to him mid-crow. Since having the chickens we have on average got 1 egg a day (their laying pattern changes from each chicken laying every other day to them both laying on the same day and not the next, there's not much consistency) Overall they are really lovely chickens and make such great pets. By far my favourite breed out of everything we have.
Hi i have a booted belguin ,his name is little jerry seinfield and he is a psychopath attacks anyone who enters property ,most people don't believe me when i say watch out for rooster he will attack you and win, draw blood that is, has my three dogs bamboozled, i love him, he crows loud all day all night. Winning the darwin show in 2015 he is defending champ so please wish him luck this year, I'll post when he wins, if your considering one go for it, as he as much personalty as a traveling salesman.
I purchased 2 lemon mille fleur and soon came to realise than one was a cockerel. I worried at first about the noise and temperament but neednt have. Jock our cockerel is friendly and tame and his crow: though he puts a huge amount of effort into it is cute rather than deafening . They both dont mind being picked up to have feet inspected etc . I had to trim my hens flight feathers as she was finding high places to roost which put her in danger. They cause next to no damage to the garden .They are beautiful birds I have yet to get an egg.
I have had these guys for a while and I do like their look and calm attitude.
I keep Barbu D'Uccles purely on their looks and friendliness. They have great personalities and don't trash the garden. The hens like a cuddle, the boys will enjoy a cuddle if caught.
They make ideal pets, will lay a few tasty but tiny eggs in the summer. They can be long lived and very are fiesty. They are very small so don't need much space. The boys can be a bit noisy and they can fly quite well and like to roost in trees. I recommend clipping their wings if worried about this.
I have read much about this breed and have found they are good mothers, strong roosters. The breed does well in confinement but is shy around crowds of people, so they should be purchased as chicks to tame them for show. Hens are friendly of treats while roosters may be a little reluctant at first so you will need to cox the flock into liking you with food.
booted bantam's are nice, friendly chickens how mix well with others. little bit loud but are great in the garden. dont grow that much so are great for little children . you can tame them as they are easy to tame. They prouduction is small eggs but they lay all year round. They can't fly so you dont need to worry about cutting their wings, but they can jump . Bantam's do tend to stick with other bantam's so i wouldn't take them away from each other get them in pairs and so on.
I have three x three week old chicks. They are so lovely, the colours on their wings, their feathered feet. I have been suffering from depression and find my chicks/ hens give me a positive reason for getting up in the morning. The chicks run up to great you and mine love to be picked up and have a cuddle. Best therapy for me.
the lowest bird in the pecking order of my flock, the little black bantam was still a favourite. She loved to loaf around the coop and sleep in when all the other hens left. she was aggressive with the quails though but was still a great bird.
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