Do you need more than one of each breed?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by AMA Chick, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. AMA Chick

    AMA Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Please forgive me if this is a really stupid question:rolleyes:

    Do hens do ok if they are the only one of their breed? Or do they prefer to have another of their kind as a friend?

    I'm planning a small flock, I've never had chickens and am just starting to learn about them. There are several breeds/types I'd like to try and I'm just wondering if I should get the hens in pairs? I'm not planning to get roosters at this time. I don't even have a coop yet!

    Thanks for your help!

    P.s. I REALLY want blue and green eggs, my friend/neighbor wants white eggs, so what are our best options?
     
  2. Fluffballs

    Fluffballs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, I don't think they need another of their same breed. The main blue/green layers are EE'rs, Ameraucanas, and Araucanas. White layers: Leghorn,... polish is the only other I can think of right now... Hope that helped!
     
  3. AMA Chick

    AMA Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
     
  4. RedDrgn

    RedDrgn Anachronistic Anomaly

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    Take a look at my sig (no two alike!) and they get along great, so feel free to mix and match as you please! [​IMG]
     
  5. suzeqf

    suzeqf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have several hens that I only have one of and several that I have 3 or 4 of. My ameraucana lays a pretty blue egg, EE's can lay blue eggs, Araucana's lay blue eggs, Cochins lay white eggs
     
  6. AMA Chick

    AMA Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the replies!
     

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