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Want to add another gal

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Hi all!
So, I have a buff orp and a RIR. What's another sweet breed to add? I'm looking for sweet, friendly, docile.
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There are several breeds that come to mind, but one that kind of sticks out to me are Brahmas. They're big, pretty, gentle and one of my favorites. They just are big puffy sweethearts. I have Light and Dark, but I have to say the Dark variety catches my eye a little more. ;) 


Edited by LRH97 - 11/7/15 at 10:39pm

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I think you're asking for trouble adding just one more girl.  Why are you adding?  If you choose to add, I'd suggest that you only add if you have at least 4 s.f. in the coop, and 10 s.f. in the run per bird when you're DONE adding.  And adding a single bird is going to be problematic b/c your 2 nice girls will beat the daylights out of the new girl.  I'd recommend adding 2 from the same source if you have the room, or not adding any at all.

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Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

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Jesus Christ is my pilot.

My husband of 41 years is my best friend and co-pilot.

Enjoying my gardens.  My flock are my garden helpers.

Breeding a winter hearty flock with small combs and colored eggs.

Favorite breeds:  Dominique and EE.  Hatching addict.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1084432/egg-gender-selection-survey

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-laz...

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I agree you should add 2 instead of one so they can look out for each other. I like silver laced Wyandottes they are very sweet and pretty.
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I think you're asking for trouble adding just one more girl.  Why are you adding?  If you choose to add, I'd suggest that you only add if you have at least 4 s.f. in the coop, and 10 s.f. in the run per bird when you're DONE adding.  And adding a single bird is going to be problematic b/c your 2 nice girls will beat the daylights out of the new girl.  I'd recommend adding 2 from the same source if you have the room, or not adding any at all.

I agree also 100%. (forgot to mention that :)) Pairs or trios at the least when adding. The integration process is stressful enough. For a bird going at it alone is probably, well, hell.

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