Mixed size flock?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Tara Black, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. Tara Black

    Tara Black Songster

    Jul 9, 2013
    Dover DE
    So does anyone keep a mixed size flock? I have LB of various stages in growth as well as BLRW and I would like to some other breeds, but I only have one large coop. Does anyone else do this and have everyone cohabit peaceably?
  2. chfite

    chfite Songster

    Jun 7, 2011
    Taylors, SC
    I have Barred Rocks, Buff Orpington, and New Hampshire Reds. They are doing fine.

  3. loveblackstars

    loveblackstars Chirping

    Jul 5, 2013
    I have Red Stars, Black Stars, White Leghorns which are full grown (4-5 lbs) then I have a Rhode Island Red and some Cochin Bantams (bantams are a chicken that will only be about 1/3 of a normal chicken which is about 1-2 lbs) with some other breeds which are not defined they are all 2 1/2 months old. The Cochin Bantams will not get much bigger. I free range my chickens and so far they only peck at each other when they are eating and not getting their share... oh well... they are just chickens and I can't expect them to be nice all the time....
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2013

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