All the same or different sizes

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by texas_chick, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. texas_chick

    texas_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so excited - my EE chicks will arrive next week from Meyers.
    My toddler wanted a Zebra chicken though and I am wondering if I can tag on a Barred Rock to that order or if that would mess up my flock (only 4 EEs) since the BR would end up being a bigger bird than the EEs according to the catalog (BR hens -6 pounds, EE hens 4 pounds)
     
  2. jhmoore

    jhmoore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my EE hens is larger than my BR hens. And my other EE hen is smaller. I think because EEs are essentially mutts, their size can vary. But, EEs are generally docile, so I wouldn't worry about a BR getting pushed around by them. My 2 BR hens are more inclined to stand up for themselves than any of my other breeds. Good luck, and enjoy your chickies!
     
  3. rockabilly7

    rockabilly7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea my BR hen who is only about 6 months old deffiantly asserts herself in my small flock she even pushes my roo around a little bit lol!!!! But she is a sweet heart and I love her to death!!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. jprinc44

    jprinc44 Out Of The Brooder

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    My BR hens are about the same size as my EE hen. There is very little difference between them in personality, too. Both slightly shy.
     

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