Hi from rural England in need of chicken advice

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by teamchaser, May 27, 2011.

  1. teamchaser

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    Hello

    Well this looks a fun, interesting site with plenty of tips.

    We are a crazy family of four with dogs and horses and are about to move and set up a small holding. The first thing we want to do is home some chickens to add to the crazy gang. We like the sound of Silkies and Orpingtons - can you mix the breeds or do you have to keep them separate... Don't laugh I really am a beginner in the world of chickens but as keen as mustard. Any tips, advice or random facts are keenly awaited by response. Have fun x
     
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  2. gamebirdsonly

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  5. Judy

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    Welcome!

    People mix breeds all the time, I have several. But sometimes you do run into problems mixing bantams and large fowl, particularly Silkie bantams. Are the Silkies bantams where you live? I know Silkies can be large fowl but they are unusual here; what about there?

    You could try making a new thread in Managing your Flock.
     
  6. Dewsetter

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    I am a newbie and in the UK too, I have found lots of really helpful people here so u have definitely come to the right place. My advice would be to get a good book, I have just bought the Haynes Chicken Manual from Amazon and it's really good.
    Good luck with your venture.
     
  7. weimarmama

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Our Buff Orpingtons are in with other breeds & they get along with everyone. We do keep our Silkies & other bantams separated from the bigger chickens, but that's more because it's what works for us. Good luck [​IMG]
     
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