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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by megsmum, Oct 22, 2015.

  1. megsmum

    megsmum Out Of The Brooder

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    I joined a while ago but not have my chickens

    I live in Extremadura Spain and we have a small finca. Recently we have purchased 3 Nigerian Dwarf Goats and 9 mixed hens just basic regular layers, grey, brown and white, similar size to Sussex hens in the UK.

    I have been offered a Trio of Brahmas, which along with Cochins are my Favorite breed.

    Is it possible to keep a trio of Brahmas with my other girls, not worried about housing or land as thats plenty big enough
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC. There may be some initial skirmishing when you add the Brahmas, but they should be able to hold their own. Be sure to quarantine them before adding to the flock.
     
  3. megsmum

    megsmum Out Of The Brooder

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    Many thanks

    I am not so concerned about the Brahma hens but more the Cockerer\rooster
     
  4. N F C

    N F C dem crazy bones Premium Member

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    x2 on isolating new birds before you mix them up with your existing flock. You'll want to be sure they are healthy and aren't bringing in an illness or pest into your current flock.

    Good luck!
     
  5. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

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    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family. I look forward to seeing you around BYC.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock.The first breed I ever owned were Brahmas (50 years ago), and they were gentle giants. They will do fine with the rest of your flock, but just make sure that you introduce them to your flock slowly and carefully using the "look but don't touch" method. There's a good article at https://poultrykeeper.com/general-chickens/introducing-new-chickens/ explaining how to do it. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Glad you joined us at Backyard chickens [​IMG]
     
  9. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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