Do they all get along?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by hannahrose894, May 20, 2010.

  1. hannahrose894

    hannahrose894 Out Of The Brooder

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    May 20, 2010
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    I am going to buy two hens...do they need to be the same breed? Are there certain breeds that don't live well together, or are chickens more comfortable living with their own breed?

    THanks!
     
  2. Qi Chicken

    Qi Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 3, 2009
    They don't care. chickens are a good role model. White one, black one, yellow one. they all get along. I don't know if I would get a bantam and a large fowl one though. Maybe 2 of the same size.
     
  3. jennh

    jennh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2007
    Lititz
    I have 15 different breeds. They all get along. Keep in mind, though, that there IS a *pecking* order, where one will be dominant over the other one. [​IMG]

    Jen
     
  4. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    If you only have two, then I'm pretty sure they will HAVE to get along because they need their flock to be happy.

    That being said, I ended up with 3 white hens and 1 lone red one with my first chicks --- they singled her out because she was the only one who was different. Now I have a gazillion different breeds/mutts/colors and everybody gets along well.
     

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