Mixing buff oprhington and rhode island reds

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

  1. jbaby1232004

    jbaby1232004 New Egg

    Apr 3, 2012
    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

    Jun 3, 2011
    Em's Dungeon
    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

    Dec 2, 2009
    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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