Debeaked and beaked hens in same coop ?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by dsm78, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. dsm78

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    Hi everyone, i am new to the site. I just got a 4 new hens araucana,gold laced wyandotte,barred rock,black sexlink. The black sexlink and the gold laced wyandotte are debeak and the barred rock and araucana are not. My question is are they going to be ok together ?

    Thanks.
     
  2. forgetful

    forgetful Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It depends on how aggressive they are with each other. Did they come together or from different places? If they came together they should be fine, but if they came from different places, I would put those that are debeaked in a cage or run next to the beaked ones, so that they can see and hear each other for a few days and figure out peaking order through the fence.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    They should be fine. The important thing will to be sure everyone has enough space they don't get on each other's nerves, just as with all chickens.
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    I've kept a large number of debeaked (rescued battery hens) with a large number of my own chickens in the same coop and they got along fine. The only problem I had with the debeaked ladies was that some of them were so severely debeaked that they had difficulty picking up food, so I had to wet their feed and dish it up in bowls for them. Apart from that they were perfectly fine and we had no problems.
     
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  5. dsm78

    dsm78 New Egg

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    Ok great thank you all for the replies so far so good some are staying inside the coop and the others are outside. Black sexlink was more dominate before them but I don't think anymore seem, also can someone tell me if this is a real arucana or a Easter egger[​IMG]
     
  6. WalkingOnSunshine

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    They will be fine, I have both beaked and debeaked birds and I see no friction between them, even when they're a bit crowded over the winter.

    Your bird you asked about is an EE. That's the most common EE coloration and is not found in Araucanas (which would not have a tail and would have tufts instead of a beard and muffs) or Ameraucanas.
     
  7. dsm78

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    Thanks ,,how are EE as far as egg layers and any difference in eggs other than color of shell?
     
  8. WalkingOnSunshine

    WalkingOnSunshine Overrun With Chickens

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    There's no way to predict. Since EEs are mutts, some lay well and others lay poorly. Some lay large eggs, some lay medium eggs. Some lay green eggs, some lay blue eggs.

    As far as what's inside the egg nutritionally, there are no differences between white eggs, brown eggs, and blue eggs as long as the hens are all eating the same diet.
     
  9. dsm78

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    Ok great thansk for that info she isn't laying yet think she is 17 - 18 weeks now , guess will see what happens
     

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