A new companion for my lonely 2 year old RIR?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by irishcowgirl, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. irishcowgirl

    irishcowgirl Out Of The Brooder

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    So one of my girls just went missing. I'm guessing a hawk got her. Now the other one (Gertie) is alone in her coop. [​IMG] I've decided that free-range is no longer a good idea if predators know where to come to get a free meal. I'm thinking about getting one or two new chooks but idk what kind to get. I've always wanted some Buff Orpingtons, but how would they get along with Gertie? I think I've heard that BOs are friendly. What are some other friendly breeds that do well with other chickens and people?
     
  2. Pinky

    Pinky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a RIR hen with my BO hens and they get along pretty well. The RIR hen is dominate over the BOs but they don't fight. Australorps are friendly to other chickens too.
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Australorps, Buff Orpingtons, and Barred Rocks are good bets.
     
  4. TLeo13

    TLeo13 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have two buffs and they are lovely birds and very friendly i think they would get along pretty well with any breed
     
  5. nitcomb

    nitcomb Out Of The Brooder

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    We integrated an EE with a BO, BPR and GLW. It's taken some time. She was always picked on. As she's grown, she's finally found her place. While now still at the bottom of the order, she's doing ok.
     
  6. 6chickens in St. Charles

    6chickens in St. Charles Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This guy would adore her
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    He's a very broody boy, cuddles the hens down into the nest box when they're wandering around humming their egg song. Feeds them. Preens them. Its so adorable.
     

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