As some of you may or may not have read in my introduction, I am new to the forum and we are getting our first flock of baby chicks in May. In the meantime, we are doing as much research and preparation as possible (I feel like we are expecting our first child all over again :) )
We knew early on that we wanted a flock of 8-10 and mixed breeds. We are only interested in eggs, and not in multiplying our flock, so for that reason we went with all hens. Below is a list of our flock.
3 Easter Eggers
1 Black Australorp
1 Golden Laced Wyandotte
1 Barred Rock
1 New Hampshire Red
1 White Leghorn
We did a lot of research on each breed individually but do not know, and have not been able to find much info on, how they will work, socialize and live together as a flock. Like I said, they will be raised together as chicks.
We understand every flock, and every chicken has a unique personality. We are just looking for a general sense of if we should be expecting any personality conflicts.