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Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Joelolly, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. Joelolly

    Joelolly Out Of The Brooder

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    Its official. I'm hooked on chickens. I've never even considered raising chickens because I've really never really had the urge to. I met a girl and ended up moving in with her and she is crazy about them. When I moved in with her she had around 80 birds of different variety. We started letting them free roam and were down to about 3 roosters and 2 hens. We thought about giving up on birds but got another wild hair and got some more. I did a ton of work in the coop and widened it up a bit. We now have about 30 birds of a great variety. My question is: Is it ok to keep differnt breeds of birds in the same coop? Thanks ahead!
     
  2. ROOSTER_ROO

    ROOSTER_ROO Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Oh yes !!!!!!!! The more the merrier i have plenty of variety in our coop.
     
  3. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    ~*~*~WeLcOmE~*~*~ from SW VA!
     
  4. big greg barker

    big greg barker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's kinda boring looking at a pen with only none breed in it, don't you think? I have 8 different breeds in my pens.
     
  5. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Middleton, WI
    [​IMG] from WI. I have a small flock but mixed. They get along fine. It seems many here have mixed flocks. If you want to breed you have to seperate them or you'll get all sorts of mixes:)
     
  6. damselfish

    damselfish Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!

    Yes, it's fine to keep different breeds together unless you're breeding for purebreds as someone said above.

    If you have roosters, you may want to at least keep all the chickens in the same general size range so you don't have huge roosters jumping on bantam hens.
     

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