Agreed! You have to be careful on how you assimilate the flock. You may have to make some hard decisions.
My flock started with 1 LF Cochin hen.
Then a few weeks later, I introduced an Easter Egger hen.
Then a few weeks late, a fighting bred game hen found her way into my yard. (she has spurs!)
Then a month later, I began freeranging 3 Australorp Pullets with the above flock. Squabbles are rare and the cochin is still far superior to all the hens. My game hen is now hatching LF Golden Laced cochin eggs.
Edited by DexMex - 3/1/16 at 6:54pm