Mixing buff oprhington and rhode island reds

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jbaby1232004, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. jbaby1232004

    jbaby1232004 New Egg

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    Getting my 1st chickens and am wondering if it is okay to mix these 2. Just looking for good egg layers that can also be meat hens. I really like RIR but hear they can rough up the buffs. I am getting 3 to start with..whats a good mix? 2 buffs and 1 red? Thanks
     
  2. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

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    Of course you can mix them! they get along great, I have to RIR and two Buffs and they love eachother!
     
  3. Yes, they can mix![​IMG]
     
  4. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    I have 3 RIR hens with many other different breeds in my layer pen including 3 buff orp hens and 2 black orp hens, and 3 white orp hens. The Orps can definitely hold their own ground lol. If they are raised together they usually get along.
     

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