I got 8 new babies

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by freshegg, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. freshegg

    freshegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got these all 3 weeks old females locally.
    1 white rock
    1 speckled sussex
    2 light brahmas
    1 silver laced wyondotte
    1 gold laced wyondotte
    2 black star

    Do you think they will get along? Are these good breeds or are some known as having bad habits (fighting,egg eating or mean to the humans)
     
  2. Master S.M.C

    Master S.M.C Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All breeds are nice but Brahmas are high in the pecking order and a bit standoffish. Roos tend to fight a lot.
     
  3. CTChickenMom

    CTChickenMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have heard just the opposite of the Brahmas...if the ratios of hens to roos is right, they don't fight much. I think they should all get along, especially being the same age. Are they all from the same place? I researched the breeds carefully because I didn't want them to be aggressive with each other and I wanted them all to be friendly. Of the 13 I have coming 2 are GLW and 2 are Light Brahmas. One is a mystery chick that could be a roo but he would be the only one. I'd like to have a LB Roo as they are quiet crowers and quite handsome. I think you made good choices.

    Go to www.mypetchicken.com and use their chicken selector tool with the default options and you'll get a list of birds, each with descriptions and personalities. It helped me, as did the descriptions at www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/index.html. I hope this helps you out.
     
  4. wings

    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    PICTURES??? [​IMG]
     
  5. bwebb7

    bwebb7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a huge assortment last year-27!
    I got:
    6 black astraulorpe
    6 s.s hamburgs
    4 white wyandottes
    2 gl w
    1 sl w
    2 red star
    1 buff orp
    1 lt brahma
    3 rir
    1 turken
    they all get along very well except they do practice pecking order-the ss hamburgs are at the bottom
     
  6. freshegg

    freshegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont have any roos so hopefully they all do good. Pics tommorow [​IMG]
     
  7. wings

    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I'LL BE WATCHING!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. freshegg

    freshegg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    gotta get more into photobucket oops got a copy of my showgirls in here
     
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  9. wings

    wings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice! Keep the pictures coming!
     

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