Adding to the flock any recommendations.

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

  1. RIRDev

    RIRDev Out Of The Brooder

    2
    0
    32
    Jun 15, 2014
    mass
    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 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

    11,352
    2,409
    396
    Mar 3, 2015
    Virginia
    I would recommend Wyandottes, Orpingtons, Australorps, and Barred Rocks.
     
  3. dan26552

    dan26552 True BYC Addict

    21,602
    13,406
    586
    Oct 28, 2014
    Waiting for epicness.
    My Coop
    X2
    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 Premium Member

    28,339
    4,263
    516
    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    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.
     
    Last edited: Mar 19, 2015
  5. Folly's place

    Folly's place Chicken Obsessed

    7,564
    2,054
    416
    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    Also Chanteclers, and Plymouth Rocks, and Ameracaunas. Mary
     
    1 person likes this.
  6. RIRDev

    RIRDev Out Of The Brooder

    2
    0
    32
    Jun 15, 2014
    mass
    Ended up getting 8 Barred Rock, going to need to extend my run now.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by