How hard is it to introduce new breeds?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by snyder11, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. snyder11

    snyder11 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just started and am already planning on getting more. LOL. I have 4 baby black aussies and would like to vary my flock once I get my feet on the ground. How hard is it to introduce new breeds?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't think it makes much difference to them, except with certain breeds. Breeds like Polish and Silkies tend to get their head feathers pecked or pulled, and the vaulted skull may make them more susceptible to injury. Some people seem to have more trouble than others with keeping bantams and large fowl together. But people very commonly keep different breeds of similar chickens together, particularly large fowl.
     
  3. snyder11

    snyder11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info. At what age do you introduce chicks into your flock!
     
  4. StormyMoon

    StormyMoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is true for my 1 silky I do now and then let her out but only with us there to protect her from the bigger girls.
    I do have 1 bantam roo he does extremely well with the large flock. He does not realize he is small.
     

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