Mixing breeds

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by caw009, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. caw009

    caw009 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am ordering 3 different breeds from the same hatchery. Can you mix these breeds together in the same pen if they are raised togheter?
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Yup. Happens all the time.
     
  3. aoxa

    aoxa Overrun With Chickens

    Yes you can [​IMG]

    Some people say not to put polish with other breeds because of bullying, but my polish hen is probably 4th or 5th in the pecking order, and I have 16 girls.
     
  4. Cowgirl71

    Cowgirl71 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mixing breeds in the brooder is generally fine, so long as you don't mix bantams and standards. Many people recommend not mixing Polish (and other crested breeds) in with non-crested breeds, however I raised a WCB Polish rooster (hatchery freebie) with about 50 other "normal" chicks and he did fine.
     
  5. caw009

    caw009 Out Of The Brooder

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    Which is the better breed between black copper and cuckoo marans?
     
  6. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    In what way? They are both Marans.
     

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