All the same or different sizes

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

  1. texas_chick

    texas_chick Songster

    Jan 26, 2009
    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 Songster

    Sep 6, 2008
    Holly, Michigan
    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 Songster

    Dec 30, 2008
    Florida panhandle
    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 In the Brooder

    Nov 29, 2008
    south-central Va.
    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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