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1st flock - Abq. NM

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Sam3 Abq, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. Sam3 Abq

    Sam3 Abq Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My family and I are thinking/planning for our 1st flock.
    Six girls is our target right now.
    We are considering the following different breeds to all be members - pros / cons to having 6 different birds in one flock ?
    1. Austorlorpe.
    2. Wyandotte.
    3. New Hampshire.
    4. Plymoth Rock.
    5. Rhode Island Red.
    6. Speckled Sussex.

    Look forward to responses - especially if you're from the Southwest/ Albuquerque area.

    Thanks - Sam
     
  2. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
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  3. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome;

    Pros to a mixed flock - It is fun to figure out which are which and then as they start to feather out you slowly have the answer revealed.
    Different chickens have very different personalities.
    Chickens are a lot of fun and different breeds together are fun to watch

    Cons: You may discover you have a favorite emerge and you will want more - has anyone explained chicken math to you yet? Yeah! Chicken math - 55 chickens later......oh one more won't make a difference.....

    Enjoy the chickens. I have had all the types you mentioned. I love the austrolopes and the new hampshire and the speckled most from your list. But they were all great!

    Caroline
     
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  4. Sam3 Abq

    Sam3 Abq Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the response. we may end up getting a couple of each (not exceeding 6 total) but those are the breeds we're most interested.
    I would be excited for different types together.

    Sam
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] It's good to sample a few breeds to find out which are the best fit for you.
     
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  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
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