Adding to the flock any recommendations.

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by RIRDev, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. RIRDev

    RIRDev In the Brooder

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    I have 6 RIR about 10 months old, I would like to get six more. Any recommendations on a cold hearty breed that would get along with RIRs? I have them in a 8'x12' run with a coop attached on the outside.
     
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    I would recommend Wyandottes, Orpingtons, Australorps, and Barred Rocks.
     
  3. dan26552

    dan26552 Free Ranging

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    Might try speckled Sussex too, their suppose to be pretty cold hardy if I'm not mistaken.
     
  4. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons

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    Rhode island reds tend to be very territorial so be very careful when introducing new chickens. Take it slow.

    As for breeds, I would definitely look into the buff orpington, speckled sussex, black australorp and easter egger breeds. They are all cold hardy, great layers and friendly.
     
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  5. Folly's place

    Folly's place Free Ranging

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    Also Chanteclers, and Plymouth Rocks, and Ameracaunas. Mary
     
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  6. RIRDev

    RIRDev In the Brooder

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    Ended up getting 8 Barred Rock, going to need to extend my run now.
     

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