Mixed flock vs one breed??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Dixiedoodle, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. Dixiedoodle

    Dixiedoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tell me why you have only one breed OR why you choose to have a mixed flock!

    I have my list ready and will be getting at least 4 breeds....WHY?
    1. because I fell in love with too many breeds that I could not choose only one.

    2. (at least in my mind) if I have several different breeds, they will have different cycles--like they won't all molt or go broody at once.

    3.Maybe at least one breed will lay really well all winter and one will lay well even in the hottest conditions..

    4. the different colors of eggs that each breed lays!!Thank you Dixie
     
  2. tnkinhunting

    tnkinhunting Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I chose many breeds because I love so many different breeds. Bantams are all I have, they are small, therefore, you can have more of them! [​IMG]

    I enjoy breeding them - all the different varieties. Frizzles, silkies, showgirls, OEGB, Japs, and MUTTS! I have some beautiful MUTTS![​IMG]
     
  3. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

    Mar 27, 2008
    NW,Missouri
    i dont think i could just have one breed.Im having a hard time now not getting more till i know how many of my EE's are pullets.Theres just to many chioces.Its like i ahve to have one of each in every color shape and size....
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I couldn't have just one kind....I like the look of a mixed flock way too much! [​IMG]
     
  5. Pupsnpullets

    Pupsnpullets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would never have just one kind - I haven't got the rest of my life to sit and ponder on exactly what kind I would have if I only had one choice:lol:
    Barb
     
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  6. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 22, 2007
    Indiana
    I kinda take eggs and stick them in the bator.

    "oh look, mom! This one has three eyes!"
     
  7. mommy9994

    mommy9994 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like a variety. I think just one type of chicken in my yard would be kinda boring-- I mean, I just can't imagine looking outside and only seeing white leghorns!
     
  8. StellaRella

    StellaRella Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Variety is the spice of life![​IMG]
     
  9. Rafter 7 Paint Horses

    Rafter 7 Paint Horses Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 13, 2007
    East Texas
    I have several breeds, some are together and some are in separate pens so I can have purebreds when I hatch.

    Jean
     
  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Sometimes I keep just one breed... one breed in each coop! I too love the mix, so have a mixed flock and smaller breeder coops for the chance I want pure eggs.
     

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