Do different breeds of chickens get along with eachother?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ChickenClo, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. ChickenClo

    ChickenClo Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone! [​IMG] I'm getting chickens circa 3-5 months, and i'm doing my research. I wanted to know if different breeds of chickens got along with each other. I haven't decided on what type of hens, but i'm getting 5-10, and a Lacy Roundhead Cock Roo. Thank you! I'm mostly getting them for eggs and DEFINITLY NOT MEAT! I just can't do that... [​IMG]
     
  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    All your chickens will do just fine, however the Cock, as you may know, should not be with any other males. . . American Gamefowl like him are fighters. [​IMG]
     
  3. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

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    only if you send themto special classes about race awarness....


    no wait....that is what we had to do at my old job....


    yeah...chickens don't know what breed they are....soem don't even know they are chickens...
     
  4. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Many happy mixed breed flocks here. I don't think they know they're different breeds [​IMG]
     
  5. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    They aren't even aware they are meat! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    none of my girls are the same breed and they all LUUUURVE eachother just the same [​IMG]

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  7. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
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    Games are pretty fisty and aren't great for beginners, IMO. Breed, however, does not affect how they get along. Though in my experience and of a few others, EE's tend to be at the bottom of the pecking order, just FYI.
     
  8. ARose4Heaven

    ARose4Heaven Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Breed doesn't matter, but pecking order does. It is best to have birds that were raised together as chicks. If you get birds from different sources, or of different ages... take your time introducing them to one another.
     
  9. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    If you raise them all together you won't have a problem. Chickens are color blind.
     
  10. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

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    Egglanta, GA
    Quote:Amen...
     

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