I Need Some Advice, Please

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by JerryO, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. JerryO

    JerryO Out Of The Brooder

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    I am a complete newbie to chickens, but after reading every book I could get my hands on and spending hours here at BYC, I've decided to jump in with both feet. I have 12 Red Star chicks and 13 White Leghorn chicks on their way, all females, but I never gave it a thought when I ordered them. Do I need to keep them separated?
    If so it's not a problem, I'm just wondering. Thanks.
     
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They will do just fine all together in the same brooder and the same coop. I have a mixed flock of layers because I like to see all the different colored girls together.
     
  3. chickmomma30

    chickmomma30 Out Of The Brooder

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    the only reason to keep them seperate is if you breed them for babies and want to keep the blood lie pure other then that they will be fine together.
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Red stars are a mutt chicken. They are a cross between a RIR and a leghorn. They are a sex-link and are sexed at hatch by their color. They are often found listed also as 'red sex-links'.
     
  5. mmajw

    mmajw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My mixed breeds always do very well together. Good luck with them [​IMG]
     

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