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Breeds item created by killingart, Jul 11, 2012
Pros - beautiful,smart, excellent show birds
Cons - Flighty, poor layer
I got my Sebright hen as a chick for my second batch of girls in 2010. It was my first time raising bantams but it was my second round of chicks. The key for raising a friendly, easy to handle Sebright is to handle it everyday when it's a chick. it made all thedifferencewith my hen, and when i take her to shows she is the calmest of my birds.
Pros - Attractive
I would say this chicken is great if you know what you're in for. We hand raise our babies and have a large mixed flock. We were aware when getting a pair that they were poor layers, but were interested in them specifically based on how "cute" they are. I will say that they are absolutely that! Don't lay terribly well, but we didn't expect them to. They aren't "friendly" from experience- they will eat out of our hands but that is about it...very "flighty" and like to jump the fence and go "do their own thing" in the woods. They always come back- so we don't worry, but they have never integrated well into our flock!