Can they be a Happy Family??

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by AlicesSilkies, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. AlicesSilkies

    AlicesSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi everyone, I have got four 5 day old chicks but they are all different breeds.
    -silkie
    -polish
    -lavender pekin
    and a bantam orpington.
    I am raising them all together but am worried that because they are all different they wont get on.
    Is this true?
    Thankyou in advance :)
     
  2. Vora

    Vora Out Of The Brooder

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    They should be just fine! Even roosters that are raised together tend to get along much better (although it's still not recommended to keep multiple in the same flock). Bantams and LF mix fine, too. There will always be a pecking order, so don't be too worried if there's one that seems to get 'picked on' unless it shows signs of illness or serious injury.
     
  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    they will all be fine i have old english game bantam, d'uccle, and silkie/d'uccle mixes together and will actually be adding a cochin, brahma, polish, another d'uccle and some ducks to
     
  4. AlicesSilkies

    AlicesSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thankyou guys, that has put my worry at rest :)
     

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