More than one of a kind?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Sunny Day, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. Sunny Day

    Sunny Day In the Brooder

    Mar 27, 2007
    Hello, I'm new to this chickie thing and I'm happy to have discovered this site.
    I have ordered a variety of 15 chicks to arrive early May. I'm wondering if there is any reason that I'd need to have more than one of any kind. We couldn't decide, so we just got one of each of the ones we want (pullets).
    Thank you all for your very helpful advice. We are so excited and can't wait until May!
  2. Llysse

    Llysse Songster

    Mar 11, 2007
    No, you can have all different kinds. Some breeds are prone to being bullied, though, and will be lower in the pecking order. Actually, you might want to consider getting more than one of a kind, just in case you lose one of your chicks. That way, you wouldn't have to miss out on one of your breeds. [​IMG]
  3. pegbo

    pegbo Songster

    Feb 8, 2007
    I got my chicks last year and couldn't decide what I wanted so I got a great variety. I could of gone on ordering and ordering more but Hubby said enough. So because they were all raised together they seem to do fine. Beside I like seeing all the colors out in the yard![​IMG]
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    They seem to do fine if there's only one of each, but I have at least two of each breed and I find something very interesting. They do hang together by breed and sometimes, even color within different breeds. Take this photo for example. I saw them relaxing on my house steps one afternoon and just snapped this picture:
  5. Llysse

    Llysse Songster

    Mar 11, 2007
    What a cute picture! [​IMG]
  6. 4H kids and mom

    4H kids and mom Cooped Up

    Mar 10, 2007
    Southern Wisconsin
    Thats neat how they "sorted" themselves! [​IMG]

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