my flock.. thus far

DarthCareBear

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So im new to chickens. I have 4 years experience on commercial turkey farms and im surprised how much I like chickens (I hate turkeys). When I decided to get into them all I thought was meat and eggs. And now I have 35 chicks/young chickens. I am going to post pics but bear with me this site and my phone don't get along. Thus far I have a straight run of old english game (I think?)(15 birds), 2 RIR (I want more rir, any breeders in Missouri contact me), 3 fry pan chicks (males according to the lady at the feed store), 3 production reds, 3 cornish x, and today I got
 

DarthCareBear

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5 ameraucanans (they didnt have any RIR). I'd like any and all input. I want to breed one breed in a seperate coop, I intend to do it with RIR but am considering the americanos instead. Im going to have a split coop with 2 flocks. Any advice on which breed to go with?
 
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DarthCareBear

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Im not sure if the americaunans(I know I messed up the name earlier) are pure bred or not. How will I be able to tell as they age?
 

b.hromada

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I'm no chicken expert, but I do believe most chickens get along just fine. I heard ameracanas have no tail, so to speak, with ear muffs. That's the best I can do for you, sorry.
 

theoldchick

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If they grow up together they should be able to maintain flock dynamics with little problem so long as they have plenty of space and are on a good diet. As to your question about your americauana (can't spell it either) being pure bred- you have a better chance of getting a pure bred if you buy from a private breeder.

Good luck with them!
 
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DarthCareBear

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Lol thanks for the response. Ameraucanas have tails but theres a similar chicken that doesnt(araucana). I love the beards ameraucanas get!
 

DarthCareBear

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Thats the other issue, my game chickens are much older than the rest and I intend to have my cornish cross and production reds with them so I may have trouble there
 

theoldchick

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You'll have to watch the game fowl as they are famous for cannibalism if kept in small places.
 
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