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Discussion in 'Online Poultry Show' started by Nankin22, Apr 10, 2012.
I always thought geese were cool! I heard they can fend off some kinds of predators..
I am still new to raising chic, but I do have a question. Is there really a downside to having a mixed flock? If they are all dual purpose with similar dispositions, I could only see having additional color variations.
Any info and or comments would be helpful. :/
If you aren't planning on showing or selling eggs or chicks, there is no reason that you can't have and really enjoy a mixed flock. This spring I decided to purchase 11 pullets from 11 different breeds I was more looking for a rainbow in my egg carton then keeping breeds separated. If I ever choose to breed pure, I will just make separate breeding pens for my mated birds. Until then, I'm going to enjoy looking at all my different chicken 'eye candy'!
yes i agree as long as your not showing or selling chicks and do decide to breed to make choickens for you sometimes you can get a mixed breed that lays alot of eggs
Meet the amazing Silki-silk! He's in his tux where he won a prize at a local pet show...too cute! He's 7 months old.
I'm hoping to get 9 chicks this year of 8 different breeds ;D I figure I will try to get 7 girls and 2 boys, one of which is going to be the same breed as one of the girls (So I can incubate and sell her eggs as pure breed )
So cute!! I love it!
my Broody Silkie/Cochin/ mix hen 7 months in this picture
Hatching 5 Silkie/Cochin/ mix chicks
This is Bandit, she is 18 weeks old and i have no idea what breed s she came from other her egg was olive. She is very friendly, but very picky when it comes to bugs. She wont eat a night crawler but will eat a centipede. Guess shes into spicy food.