Hopes and Dreams.....or Hogwash?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Ash1089, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. Ash1089

    Ash1089 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone! I'm Ash and I am brand new (obviously) and i am one of the newly smitten. Here is my question. The man I work with says that he keeps golden pheasants and fantail pigeons in with his chickens. He has a 8'x12x house for them (he locks everyone in their own cages at night) and an outside avairy that is 12' x 20'. (With perches and little trees) All of the birds are beautiful. He has two black and two white Silkies, 3 white fantail pigeons and three white and black fantail pigeons, 2 of the brown(ish) Amaracaunas and two golden pheasant males and 4 females(it was 5). All of the colors contrast with each other and when I saw it... thats when i fell in love. I fell hard. [​IMG]

    Is it possible/acceptable to keeps all of these breeds together if I build something in that size range? (He said he had to remove one of the golden pheasant hens because of aggression and after that they seem fine)


    Thanks for all of your help. Everyone here seems to really know what they are talking about, and I would really hate to set myself up for disaster before I start.

    Thanks again!!
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Silkies are fairly docile and usually don't see all that great because of their head fluff. You can mix bird species if they are all docile and tolerate each other well, but you need plenty of space to avoid crowding and subsequent problems.
     
  3. Ash1089

    Ash1089 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi 1muttsfan! Thanks for the quick response!

    Would it be best to start them all out as chicks together? That way no one has to be the "new guy" alone? Or maybe leave out a breed?
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] I agree with the above advice. I also think raising them together would help. Then they'll be used to each other by the time they're grown.
     
  5. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    [​IMG] Welcome to BYC!!! Glad you joined.
     
  6. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    X 2 The breeds mentioned for the most part are mellow. Be prepared to remove any trouble makers. Welcome to BYC.
     
  8. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Ash1089, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Good luck to you and have fun!!
     
  9. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. Good advice given. :thumbsup
     
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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