Mixing chickens with other birds?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chickmamma3, May 27, 2008.

  1. chickmamma3

    chickmamma3 Hatching

    May 27, 2008
    I have 5 new hens (5 weeks old) and getting ready to build their coop. I'm tempted to build it a little larger and introduce some other birds in there as well (ie quail, pheasants) am I asking for trouble?
  2. Wolf-Kim

    Wolf-Kim Songster

    Jan 25, 2008
    For best results I would build seperate pens, that way you avoid mixing aggression levels and size differences. If you really wanted to mix them, try it and just watch the aggression levels.

    I've seen chickens mixed with duck and other birds their size. I've also seen them mixed with turkey or the occasional peacock, but with these cases the peacock beat the living daylights out of all the roosters in the pen whenever the peacock got bored(and who said they were a fu-fu birds?LOL)

    Maybe you will see one of those rare hybrids(PheasantXChicken) hatch out one day. LOL


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