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Getting more chicks this spring... questions!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by fshinggrl, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, I am going to get a hodge podge of chickens (variety) this coming Spring. My plans, if I can would be to get a mix of Wellsummer, EE's, Delaware, Sexlink & Frizzles! My main question is if the other chicks would pick on the frizzles once their feathers came in? Just cuz they are different? It is probably a silly question... but I am curious and would not want to get them if they were going to be picked on.

    Thanks!
     
  2. catdaddy66

    catdaddy66 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 18, 2009
    Lugoff, SC
    In my time on BYC I have never heard of frizzles being pecked due to their, well... frizzles! I don't think chickens think in those terms. Maybe a frizzle-owner will chime in to give a more learned opinion. [​IMG]
     
  3. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

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    Lol, no... Chickens are not racist.
     
  4. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens ARE racist. I let them out to free range every day. My ISA Browns all disappear off together and I don't see them again till dusk. My Cuckoo Marans hang out together in the yard. My White Leghorns usually hang out near the coop and run. They definitely self-segregate by colour. Our cows do the exact same thing.
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I see you live in Minnesota. I had frizzle cochin bantams once.

    You can see their bare skin through their feathers. I don't think they could take the cold unless you provide heat. Mine were always FREEZING. I had to leave the heat lamp going far beyond the time when my other kinds of chickens had feathered in. I sold mine.

    They were also very low on the pecking order, being cochins (docile, timid). But that doesn't matter too much, especially if chickens are raised together.

    Maybe someone who as frizzles in the north where you are can tell you more.

    Here's a nice thread:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=437573
     
  6. Sorin

    Sorin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as they are raised together I don't think they would bother the drizzles. I know someone that has one frizzle in his flock
    and the other chickens don't bother her.
     
  7. fshinggrl

    fshinggrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much for your opinions! Yes, I do need a hardy breed that can handle the cold. I'll do more research! [​IMG]
     
  8. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

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