Housing chickens together

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by shangri-lafarms, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. shangri-lafarms

    shangri-lafarms Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    NY-Upstate Adirondacks
    I am wondering what breeds may be housed together? I have RIR hens and would like to get a rooster eventually to breed them. Can I get a different breed and let them mate? Which are best? So many questions and wish there was a genetics section......[​IMG]
  2. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
    You can pretty much put any chickens together. You can breed any Roo to any hen - you'll just get mixed chicks.

    The issues seem to arise when people try to add bantams with standard breeds. Often the little ones get pecked on and mistreated by the bigger birds. But, it too can work.

    Also - chickens themselves have different personalities so, while one chicken may accept a new chicken, another one may not.

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