I am getting some mixed hatching eggs. Before I get them I am trying to plan for the new coops I will need.
I already have a mixed flock that I can add to but I know some of the new ones I have in mind will need a place of their own.
I am thinking of the following breeds:
silkie (to act as broodies)
WFB Spanish bantam (just because I like the looks)
I know the silkies will need to be kept from some of the new and most of my originals as they are all large fowl. Which if any of the others listed will be OK to mix with them? I normally let my hens free range in the evenings but figure I will need to keep the silkie and Houdan confined all the time.
Any suggestions out there from people who have mixed flocks?
Will the Faverolle be OK in the Arkansas heat and humidity or should I reconsider them?