It’s been decided I think

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Bluerosesd, Mar 10, 2018.

  1. Bluerosesd

    Bluerosesd Chirping

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    So I think I have decided what I am getting. I am getting 12. 3 silver laced wyandottes 3 Dominique and 6 Easter Eggers. I was sure this is what I wanted until my boyfriend asked if they would get along. now I am not so sure. I have researched the looks of the chickens bug not the temperament of the chickens! Back to the books I guess!
     
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  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

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    They should get along fine. Some people have troubles with Wyandotte and smaller set ups, so how big your setup can dictate how your birds will act. The bigger the better, if smaller it's best to stick with more gentle breeds.
     
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  3. I had 2 silver laced Wyandottes with 4 other chicks and they got along perfectly and still do:)
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

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    I haven't had any troubles either with Wyandotte, but I have read posts so???
     
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  5. PirateGirl

    PirateGirl Chicken Lover, Duck Therapist

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    In my small mixed flock, my SLW has always been at the top of the pecking order, but never particularly mean. I also have a GLW who is the runt of the bunch, but I never feel she is at the bottom of the pecking order either. No drama, no blood, not injuries, but they do rule the roost.
     
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  6. Bluerosesd

    Bluerosesd Chirping

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    I haven’t gotten my coop/run built yet. Wonder how big the run need to be for them to get alone. I really wanted the Wyandotte chicks.
     
  7. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    I think you picked a great bunch of chicks.

    Bigger though is always better.Make your run as big as possible .
     
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  8. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    Unless (devils advocate) You pick 3 Wyandotte, 3 Dominique, 3 EEs, and 3 white egg layers... like Ancona or Spitzhauben.

    The other colors will look better with a few white for contrast.
     
  9. Rob Tof

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    I have all 3 if there all the same age they’ll be fine.
     
  10. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    You should have at least 4 s.f. in coop and 10 s.f. in run per bird. And while we're at it, ventilation = to 10% of floor space, or 1 s.f./bird, perch = to 1 l.f./bird. I've had all of these breeds in my flock. LOVE Doms and EE. SLW are pure eye candy, but don't have the charm of the former two. Check Henderson's Chicken Breed's chart for more info about breed selection.

    Or some Buck Eyes! or... or... or... Just like a kid in a candy store. Al makes a wonderful
    suggestion. a bit of white would really make the other colors "pop". Leghorns also come in a rose comb, and in a variety of colors.
     

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