Caging wild mixed game hens and gentle australorps, help!

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by pooponshoe, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. pooponshoe

    pooponshoe Out Of The Brooder

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    Is this a good idea?
    I am running out of room and wonder how this mixture will get along.

    Are the orps going to take after the bad behavior of the wild hens or will I get the opposite(hopefully)?

    Or do I need my head examined?[​IMG]
     
  2. KrisRose

    KrisRose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 9, 2007
    Davison, MI.
    Your Orps might get beat up pretty badly. If you did this you should keep a close eye on the situation.
    Understand completely about running out of room. [​IMG]
     
  3. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is NOT a good idea to try to put game hens in with standard chickens. It will get ugly fast if you have true game fowl. I don't recommend it at all! Build some dome pens if you have to. JMO, and I have games.
     
  4. MRNpoultry

    MRNpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2008
    Gibsonville, NC
    My friend breeds game chickens and keeps them away from each other, expicelly if they are cocks. I use to have them to tell a dog ate them, there pretty though.
    I whoulden't keep them togather my roos use to get in fights all the time. Running out of space is promblem for almost everybody.

    Good luck
     
  5. pooponshoe

    pooponshoe Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you everyone! I do have another question, they are a mix of plymouth rock father and mother game hen. Their mother taught them well, they roosted up in the trees. Will a mix be any better as far as wildness?
     
  6. CUDA

    CUDA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First off, there is a big difference between wild, and game. All chickens can get kinda wild if they are free ranged their whole life. Adult game chickens will not tolerate new fowl in their area. The only way game hens get along is if they are free ranged, or brought up together in the same pen without being separated. If you have crossed them with a standard, you have bred some of the gameness out of them for sure, but maybe not enough to be able to pen them up together. The problem is that if they are still game, they may kill each other, so it will have to be up to you to try it. Hopefully this information helps. Good luck!
     

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