Can you mix breeds

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by mnm, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. mnm

    mnm Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey,
    I was just wondering weather or not you could have two breeds in the same coop, and if there are particular breeds that do:hugs or do not [​IMG] go good together, what are they?
    thanks
    mnm [​IMG]
     
  2. pattee

    pattee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was told that if you get them all as chicks it's like they've gone to preschool together and will be fine. Of course I'm getting some polish's and I hear they get picked on a lot.
    I'll let you know~
    Pat
     
  3. tat2edlady

    tat2edlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Polish sometimes get picked on because they can not see very well because of they top knot .

    Mindy
     
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  4. pattee

    pattee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone told me to pluck the feathers around their eyes and so when they see another chicken coming they can run![​IMG]
     
  5. NYREDS

    NYREDS Overrun With Chickens

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    RE: Polish-I have seen several post on this board over time suggesting either plucking or cutting Polish crest feathers so they don't get picked on. Here's my question-why have Polish if you're going to remove their most prominent identifying characteristic.
     
  6. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem mixing breeds unless you want to hatch purebreed chicks. They will breed indiscriminately. I have all breeds and sizes,including bantams as well as standards. I even hve one guinea in there.
     
  7. mnm

    mnm Out Of The Brooder

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    Cool, thanks!!
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  8. chicken_boy_Kurt

    chicken_boy_Kurt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2008
    Yeah I have a mixed flock too and the only problem is that the polish does get picked on a little by the younger roosters. But I have a turken, a few wyandottes and some buff orps and some others all mixed up. So yeah, you can mix breeds.
     

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