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Perhaps it's time to start a new flock. I only have 2 production reds left and they are about 5 years old and production is almost nill. One isn't doing well, there is a new post under diseases. Here's the real question though. What breeds would make a good mix? I can only have 4 due to city ordinences. They must be friendly and get along as they can't roam the yard and will be in an eighty sq ft coop/run at all times. Must be able to stand Texas summer heat with shade. I'm not after maximum production of eggs, color of the eggs is not important either. Just a friendly, colorful mix of girls. 

Currently "we" are myself, Sydney my female chow/golden retriever mix, Annie a lab mix and one each silver laced Wyandotte, gold laced Wyandotte, Buff Orpington, and Americana.
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Currently "we" are myself, Sydney my female chow/golden retriever mix, Annie a lab mix and one each silver laced Wyandotte, gold laced Wyandotte, Buff Orpington, and Americana.
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Turken maybe. I hear they do very well in heat. 

Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

 

-Charles Dudley Warner

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Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.

 

-Charles Dudley Warner

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Would bantams do? Maybe a mix of Silkies, Polish, and Cochin. Pick your colors.

When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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