- May 21, 2015
My family and I just purchased our first half dozen chicks. We have two small children and are looking forward to collecting eggs and raising our flock. Based on my reading I picked two breeds often top rated for backyard flocks. I have 4 Rhode Island Reds and 2 Austrolorp. After procuring them a friend mentioned that his RIRs are aggressive with other hens and now I'm a bit worried that mine are going to "cannibalize" the sweeter austrolorp. Any suggestions?