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Chicken Breed Suggestion??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tjmings, Oct 14, 2015.

  1. tjmings

    tjmings Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to raising chickens [​IMG]Currently I have two 8 week old Easter Eggers that are in the coop/run. I have two others that are still inside in a brooder - 5 week Porcelain d'Uccle and 7 week silkie/polish mix. As soon as my extended run is completed I will be adding the d'Uccle and silkie mix. Don't want to add them until there is plenty of room to try and discourage any problems that might occur from adding them to the two already established out there. Ultimately I want about 7 chickens. I figure now is the best time to add some more since they are all young. When the extended run is completed my plan is to add my current two plus 2-3 others to the EE that are out there.

    I'm trying to determine what would be the best breed to add to this mix. As I will have two LF and two bantam's, I'm not sure if I should stick with the smaller birds or go with something a little larger. I love the polish but I have read that they tend to get picked on because of their feathered head. My coop is relatively small.....4x6 and the run will be 20x8. I definitely want to go with a breed that will be most likely to get along with my current mix. Prefer a docile breed. I am in Florida so have hot summers and mild winters. Any suggestions on what would be a good breed to add to my mix?
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    I usually keep my LF and bantam separate because the LF can be bullies, especially with crested birds, so if you were adding more I would probably add more bantam and hope your EE behave themselves.
     
  3. tjmings

    tjmings Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you @oldhenlikesdogs
     
  4. Kino

    Kino Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome! Good luck with your flock!
    Well, more like welcome to posting more posts I guess. You're not as new as I thought, apologies [​IMG]
    ...We actually joined this site on the same day...
    Weird!
     
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2015

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