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Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by chixruleboysdrool, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. chixruleboysdrool

    chixruleboysdrool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two Rhode Island Reds and I'm thinking of getting another chicken. What would be the best breed for me? I live in Portland Maine, so its cold here. I need a breed that will get along with my Rhode Island Reds, too. [​IMG]
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    If you have RIRs I definitely recommend you stick with them.
    They can be very hard on newcomers, especially non RIRs.

    Adding one bird can sometimes be difficult - especially if the current ones are RIRs.
     
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  3. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i like dominiques. Mine are only like 4 days old so i can only say what i've read. their supposed to be really calm and docile. And supposed to be hardy and very cold tolerent. And i really just like the way they look. [​IMG]
     
  4. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

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    What are you looking for in a chicken? Meat or eggs, or even both. Do some research before you make up your mind. I would stick with RIRs. [​IMG]
     
  5. chixruleboysdrool

    chixruleboysdrool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just want them as pets. But I wouldn't mind if their eggs taste good [​IMG]
     
  6. Maximus

    Maximus Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have RIR's that are fine with my Silver Laced Wyandotes But You should add two chickens instead of one.
     
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