So I am relatively new to chicken raising. I have been around chickens and chicks since I was very young, but this will be my first flock that is officially mine on my own property.
I am purchasing chicks locally next week when they hatch and I have a few breeds in mind. I did my research and found the ones that fit my needs and these are they: Easter Eggers, Rhode Island Reds, Golden Comets, and Australorps.
I am starting with a 6 bird flock for now, and I kinda wanted to mix and match. I was thinking of purchasing 3 EEs, 1 Australorp, 1 RIR and 1 Golden Comet. I want to get a good sense of different breeds for experience, and I like the qualities of each of these so far. My main question is, will there be issues from raising a mixed flock like this? Disease? Inter-breed aggressiveness? Any particular issues with mixing chicks that I need to be aware of before I make a decision?
Thanks all for your help!