Barrred Rocks and Buff Orpingtons Good mix?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chasiekitten12, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. chasiekitten12

    chasiekitten12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they good or ok to keep togather we are getting 3 of each and are raisning them all from 1 day old from the same store.
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Provided appropriate space and housing they are no more or less likely to get along than any other group - while BR tend to have a bit of a rep as dominant and BO as submissive, it's going to boil down to the individual birds you get.
     
  3. Cacique500

    Cacique500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what we have...3 BO and 2 BR...they get along just fine, other than the normal pecking order stuff!

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  4. chasiekitten12

    chasiekitten12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks this makes me feel a lot better. In the coop they each get 4 and 1/6 square feet. I know about the pecking order. I am thinking it will problobly be a barred rock at the top?
     
  5. Cacique500

    Cacique500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually the BO in the bottom center of the pic is #1. 2nd is also a BO. #3 BR, and the the other BR and BO swap the bottom two slots (seems like it's daily!)

    Our current coop is a 6x4 custom, but they all share the top 6' roost at night. The current run is 12x4 w/plenty of "outside" time in the afternoons.
     
  6. chasiekitten12

    chasiekitten12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh cool! :) Thanks guys! :)
     

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