Easter eggers with red stars?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by JOSEYWALES, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. JOSEYWALES

    JOSEYWALES Out Of The Brooder

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    I would like to put my EE's in the same coop as the red stars. All pullets, 5 EE and 26 red stars. Any comments, concerns, etc. Thanks!
     
  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    If they are all pullets and of a comparable age, I wouldn't see any problem.
     
  3. MrChicken207

    MrChicken207 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You shouldn't be worried. Go for it!
     
  4. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    I have 3 EEs in with my son's 3 red stars, plus a half-EE cockerel. They get along fine, although my EEs are a bit more phlegmatic than the red stars who are definitely the "miss bossy boots"es of the coop. As long as they have enough room, yours should do fine. And it makes a nice colorful basket of eggs [​IMG]

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     
  5. eKo_birdies

    eKo_birdies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well let's see... i have RSL's, an Australorp, a Brahma, EE's, RIRs, a Polish, a couple Houdans, and a Barred Rock all in the same coop and i have yet to have any serious issues. of course there is a pecking order.. but no one seems to get picked on or bullied in the least. they all free range unrestricted on 40 acres during the day and are locked up in a 120 sq. ft. coop at night.

    i think you are GOOD TO GO! [​IMG]
     
  6. JOSEYWALES

    JOSEYWALES Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone. Much appreciated! [​IMG]
     
  7. alicefelldown

    alicefelldown Looking for a broody

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    You only need to keep the breeds separate if you plan on breeding them. If all you have are a bunch of hens, there's no reason they can't bunk together.
     
  8. JOSEYWALES

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    A follow up question for future reference. In a coop with hens only are there any combinations that are a definate no no?
     
  9. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

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    You should do it as long as you know how to introduce new hens.... if not, you should do some research. They would know which ones are new because they look a lot different, but just stick em' in at night and oyu probably won't have a problem...
     
  10. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

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    And also yes, there are some, I'd recommend NEVER putting a couple hens with White Leghorns. I've tried this a lot, and it's never worked out well. WLs and not usually very friendly.
     

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