different breeds in a flock

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by AEJEfarm, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. AEJEfarm

    AEJEfarm Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 25, 2016
    I am only going to have 4 chickens total in my flock, and I was wondering if getting different breeds is encouraged or frowned upon. I live in Boston so it gets quite cold here... but if it was encouraged I would get 2 rhode island reds, 1 buff orpington and 1 barred Plymouth Rock.

    Any thoughts on mixing breeds or the ones I have chosen? They will be used for egg laying, and the better tasting eggs I get the better. Id love to hear your thoughts!

  2. pinevalley farm

    pinevalley farm Out Of The Brooder

    May 27, 2015
    wont hurt a thing I have a round 5 breeds and is fine

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