How many different breeds are in your flock?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Nicole01, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 28, 2011
    I can never decide on which breed I want in my flock, so the best thing for me was to have several breeds.

    Out of 11 chickens I have 9 breeds!

    2 EE's
    2 Brahma's, 1 light 1 dark
    Salmon Faverolle
    Speckled Sussex
    Mille Fleur D'uccle
    Frizze Cochin
    Cuckoo Maran
  2. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    I have:

    4 silkies
    1 sizzle
    1 RIR
    7 Barred rocks
    4 cochins (standard)
    1 polish
    5 EEs
    2 Houdans
    4 Mutts
    1 Production Red
    1 Delaware
    1 Buff Orpington
    1 Silver Laced Wyandotte
    1 Muscovy duck
    2 Khaki Campbell ducks

    So out of 36 I have 14 different breeds & a few mutts.

    I have included my 15 chicks in the count :p
  3. Aeropennchick

    Aeropennchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2012
    Southern PA
    By the end of the day, four breeds:

    4 production reds
    3 Orps, 2 buff,one blue
    2 silkies, blue
    2 salmon faverolles

    Adding when my order comes in july:

    1 RLB wyandotte
    1 silver gray dorking
    1 blue splash marans
    1 jersey giant
    1 EE
    1 partridge cochin
    1 light brahma
    1 barnevelder
    1 spleckled sussex
    1 barred rock

  4. DuckyLou

    DuckyLou Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 29, 2012
    East Texas
    I am the same way! I want different types of breeds. We started out with 4 production reds, just for the amount of eggs they lay. Then we ended up with 3 French Black Copper Marans, and 2 silkies. I really want more silkies, they are the sweetest chickens I have ever had!
    Then I have 6 guinea keets, and 12 pharoh, couturnix, a&m Quail.
    I had 10 bobwhite, but did not realize how wild and crazy those are, and I did not have the proper set-up for them, so thank fully I sold them yesterday to a guy that has a flight pen! Those things were stressfull!!! lol
  5. Aeropennchick

    Aeropennchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 20, 2012
    Southern PA
    Mine are the least friendly of the bunch! I keep hoping they will change their minds about me someday.
  6. Wigggy

    Wigggy Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 3, 2011
    I have all different breeds too it so much better
    I have
    1 rir
    1plymouth rock
    1blue astrolorp
    And 1 true aracana
    Their all pritty nice :)
  7. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    I have....

    6 silkies
    2 Old English Bantams
    1 Old english Standard (rooster)
    1 BO
    1 RIR
    2 EE
    1 Barred Rock
    2 RIR Dom mixed chicks that my bantam hen hatched out!

    I love having different breeds!

    So I 7 breeds total for me!

    I have 16 chickens total. But they number is constantly going up and down! [​IMG]
  8. laughingdog52

    laughingdog52 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 5, 2011
    Eastern Oregon
    I'm new to chickens, so I got some of each!! Buff Orps, 1 Astralorp, Prod Red, Plymouth Rock(or leghorn??), Brown Leghorn-I thought they were Welsummer, Welsummer, Banty cochin and banty cochin frizzel-Oh, and barred[​IMG] rock, too.
  9. lauriemike

    lauriemike Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 17, 2009
    Upper Lower Michigan
    My DH calls it The United Nations of Chickens - I have pictures at my blog:

    37 chickens

    1 Black (BBS) Orpington roo (Jack)
    1 Splash Orpington roo (Reuben)
    1 red silkie roo (Romeo)
    4 Buff Brahma cockerels, 2 pullets (the boys are collectively Buster and Chloe and Zoey)
    1 dark Brahma pullet (Angel)
    1 partridge Brahma pullet (Shirley)
    2 Australorps - 1 hen, 1 cockerel (Mathilda and the boy)
    2 "olive egger" (EExMaran) cockerels (Jake and Elwood)
    1 "special" black star (MaranxDominique) pullet (Belle)
    2 Freedom Ranger hens (thought to breed my own, but that doesn't work - Frances and Flappy)
    3 Buff Orpington hens (Buffy, Goldie and Patience)
    4 RIR hens (Esme, Githa, Agnes and Magrat)
    5 Barred rock hens (Sault and the ladies)
    1 blue x buff Orpington pullet (Baby Chicken)
    1 Dutch Bantam hen (Lucy)
    1 black orpington x SL Wyandotte hen (Rose)
    1 Dominque pullet (JujuBee)
    3 EE hens (Prissy, Gracie and Willow)

    I lost my Blue Orpington hen yesterday. I need a local-ish source of BBS Orpington chicks. I want them so very badly, and hatching eggs are only giving me 3 chicks at a time. I'd like 10 or so chicks - and they could be the full BBS spectrum. I'd even go with Lavenders.

    My first pullet chick was hit by a hawk, the second by the neighbor dog and Precious, I believe, had a lingering injury from the dog attack. Nothing I could see, but she just seemed off since the attack and nothing seemed to change that.

    ETA: 25 meatie cockerels, 3 Embden White goslings, 4 Red Bourbon turkey poults and 3 chocolate turkey poults to be joining us. Also some Welsummer and Maran chicks.
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2012
  10. Birde

    Birde Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2012
    I have over 100 birds. Don't know how may different & am so busy taking care of them I don't have time to post them all. My work is never done! :jumpy :/

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