The Friendliest Chicken Breeds

ย Feathered Friends: Choosing the Friendliest Chicken Breeds for Your Flock

Are you considering adding chickens to your backyard but want to ensure they’ll be friendly and sociable companions? Choosing the right breed can make all the difference when it comes to raising chickens that are not only productive but also enjoyable to interact with. In this guide, we’ll explore some of the friendliest chicken breeds that are known for their gentle dispositions and affectionate nature.

1. What is the friendliest breed of chicken?

When it comes to friendly chicken breeds, the Moss Egger stands out as one of the top choices. These delightful chickens are known for their outgoing personalities and love to interact with their human caretakers. Whether you’re feeding them treats from your hand or simply spending time in the backyard, Moss Eggers are sure to brighten your day with their cheerful demeanor.

2. What kind of chickens like to be held?

If you’re looking for chickens that enjoy being held and cuddled, Bantam Cochins are an excellent option. These fluffy little birds are often referred to as “lap chickens” due to their love of human attention. Whether you’re sitting on the porch or relaxing in the backyard, Bantam Cochins are always eager to hop into your lap for some quality bonding time.

3. What is the best chicken to keep as a pet?

For those seeking a chicken that doubles as a beloved pet, the German Bielefelder fits the bill perfectly. These gentle giants are known for their docile nature and affectionate demeanor, making them ideal companions for families with children or anyone looking for a feathered friend to share their space with.

4. What is the most family-friendly chicken?

When it comes to family-friendly chickens, the Moss Eggerย once again takes the spotlight. These sociable birds are great with children and enjoy being part of family activities. Whether it’s helping with gardening chores or participating in backyard picnics, Moss Eggers are always eager to be involved and make wonderful additions to any family flock.

Choosing Your Feathered Friends

When selecting chicken breeds for your flock, it’s essential to consider not only their egg-laying abilities but also their temperament and personality. By choosing breeds known for their friendliness and sociability, you can ensure that your backyard chickens will not only provide you with fresh eggs but also with endless joy and companionship.

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Moss Egger Chickens

Exploring the Enchanting Moss Egger Chicken: A True Marvel Among Poultry Breeds

Known for its unique qualities and captivating appearance, the Moss Egger stands out as an extraordinary breed among the poultry community. Join us as we delve into the amazing features and characteristics that make the Moss Egger chicken truly remarkable.

  1. Vibrant and Varied Egg Colors

One of the most striking features of the Moss Egger chicken is its ability to lay eggs in a stunning range of colors. Named after the mossy forest floor, these striking layers of all shades of mossy green add a splash of vibrant diversity to any egg basket. The ability to produce such a wide array of colors is attributed to the breed’s genetic lineage, making each Moss Egger egg a delightful surprise.

  1. Hardy and Resilient Nature

Moss Egger chickens are known for their hardiness and adaptability to various climates. They possess a sturdy constitution that enables them to thrive in both warm and cold environments, making them an excellent choice for backyard enthusiasts and small-scale farmers alike. The breed’s resilience and ability to withstand diverse weather conditions make it a popular option for those seeking chickens that are easy to care for.

  1. Abundant Egg Production

Moss Egger chickens are prolific layers, consistently providing a steady supply of eggs. With proper care and nutrition, these chickens can produce a substantial number of eggs throughout the year. This high level of productivity not only ensures a consistent source of fresh eggs for households but also offers potential business opportunities for those interested in small-scale egg production.

  1. Low Maintenance Requirements

Another remarkable aspect of the Moss Egger chicken is its low maintenance requirements. These chickens are known for their self-sufficiency, displaying excellent foraging skills. Their ability to find their own food, supplemented with a balanced diet, reduces the need for constant monitoring and expensive feed expenditures. Additionally, Moss Eggers tend to be robust and resistant to common poultry ailments, making them a hassle-free breed to raise.

  1. Friendly and Docile Temperament

Moss Egger chickens are renowned for their amiable and docile temperament, making them a great choice for families and individuals seeking friendly and approachable chickens. They are known to be social creatures, often exhibiting calm and gentle behavior towards humans and other flock members. Their friendly nature allows for easy handling, making them suitable for chicken enthusiasts of all ages.

  1. Engaging Aesthetics

With their striking appearance, Moss Egger chickens are a true visual delight. Their soft, fluffy feathers, coupled with unique patterns and colors, add a touch of natural beauty to any flock. These picturesque chickens are sure to catch the eye and become a focal point of admiration in any backyard or farm setting.

The Moss Egger chicken stands out as an extraordinary breed, with its vibrant egg colors, hardiness, and low-maintenance requirements. Their abundant egg production, combined with a friendly temperament and engaging aesthetics, makes them a fantastic addition to any poultry enthusiast’s flock. Whether you are a novice or an experienced chicken keeper, the Moss Egger is a breed that is sure to captivate and amaze. Embrace the wonders of the Moss Egger chicken and experience the joy and beauty it brings to your poultry-raising endeavors.

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A Photo Review Of 2018

๐ŸŽ‰ 2018! ๐ŸŽ‰

You have been a year full of beauty and community connections. A year where grace was poured over our farm and we were able to pour it back on our community. Thousands of chicks were hatched – countless hatching eggs wrapped and shipped, all with a smileโค๏ธ
With open hearts and open minds we do a chicken dance into 2019, we took photos of our breeding groups for the coming year and are so elated to share them with you in the coming weeks!

Do you all sit down and write your intentions for the coming year? We do! It is a tradition I have followed for years, I save each years proclamations and it is always fun to look back and see what we were calling in and how God got us to where we REALLY needed to be ๐Ÿ˜Š
Letโ€™s call in an amazing 2019 together!

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We handle every single animal on our land. I can turn my back to any rooster, bend down in-front of and pick up one of their hens without fear of being attacked. Any of our birds can be flipped upside down, held comfortably on one arm, pet, adored and then respectfully released back into the field.

Learning the language of animals is something that cannot be taught in a book, it is all field experience. A simple call or stance speaks volumes to me about a birds mood. Each breed has a temperamental theme and each bird within that breed has its own character. I had a gorgeous Marans cockerel last year that did not physically do anything to me but every time I went to feed the flock I could feel that he was thinking about chasing me off. I would stop my feeding, crouch down, look at him and throw the same energy back at him, he would casually strut away knowing his place but even that exchange was one I did not want to breed so let him go. Chickens and roosters in particular are quite emotionally loud if we listen. We start each breeding group with 10 boys and narrow it down to two or three whose personality we want to pass on to future generations.
It is our hope that over the years we will be able to educate folks that roosters and chickens are safe to be around. There is no reason to keep a mean rooster in your life when there are plenty of good reliable ones that can step up to protect your flock.

Pictured here is one of our Sage Egger roosters. Sage Eggers are one of the breeds we have available in our 2019 lineup of birds. He is a gorgeous boy with exceptional creole patterning on his saddle feathers. Fun fact, the saddle feathers on roosters are used for fly fishing.


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The Making of Blue

๐Ÿฆ‹The Making Of Blue๐Ÿฆ‹
๐Ÿฆ‹Selective Breeding๐Ÿฆ‹
Many people ask what kind of quail lay our blue speckled eggs. The answer is a domesticated coturnix quail. The blue egg layers come in a feather types and are the size of traditional coturnix pharoh quail you may have seen folks keep as pets.
This photo illustrates how the blue eggs were achieved overtime with selective breeding. From left to right we can see the closest egg to us was laid with a heavy bloom, next is an egg with a blue tint followed by a white egg with a slight blue tint then more and more blue saturation of color as the line continues.
I love playing with egg colors and and the quail allow me to achieve colors that could take a lifetime with chickens. It takes an average of 5 1/2 months for a chicken to lay. It takes 6-8 weeks from birth for a quail to begin laying.
With every egg selected and incubated we are creating something beautiful. Our pairing with nature and gift to all of you!
We are done shipping quail chicks for 2018 but we will be shipping fertile hatching eggs of both the blue and brown speckled quail eggs if you would like to try to hatch them at home! โค๏ธ

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Chicks and Hatching Eggs Available April 2015

Our ladies have been laying dutifully and we have an incubator full of rare cream legbar and isbar eggs. Looking to add some colorful eggs to your backyard laying flock? Look no further we have you covered.

ย Our next batch of chicks is due to hatch April 3rd, just in time for easter!

ย For information on our wait list, purchase and pickup from the farm please email us at [email protected]

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