Meet the Flock - Mela the Silver Laced Wyandotte

Mela's inquisitive and friendly.

We have one Silver Laced Wyandotte named by the kids, Mela. She is truly a beautiful chicken and very sweet. Mela used to be best buddies with the flock leader who died; she was at the top of her game. When the flock leader died, Mela became more quiet and continues to be so. She's usually the last one out of the coop in the morning and can often be found grazing quietly by herself. When I give the flock treats, Mela is deferential to the rest of the chickens, eating last. But, there is one area where Mela can be aggressive, she's always the first chicken in the coop and on her perch at night. She will vigorously defend her spot and make sure no one encroaches her space.

Silver Laced Wyandottes as a breed are considered docile, however, I have seen some sources describe them as having a tendency toward domination. When we had more Wyandottes, that description fit perfectly. Silver Laced Wyandottes are very good layers of large brown eggs. And, they are cold hardy especially since the rose comb on the top of their head is close fitting and does not have a tendency to freeze.
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