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New chicken owner has a few questions

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Bismac, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. Bismac

    Bismac New Egg

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    Hi I am about to get my first 3 chickens and I just wondered if anyone could answer a few questions for me:

    1> Can mixed chicken breeds live in harmony together ???

    2> If I put a fertile chicken egg of one breed under one of my chickens of another breed when it hatched would they treat it as one of their own ???

    3> Is wing clipping as easy as it looks ?

    Thanks for your time any answers would be appreciated.
     
  2. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1>Yes
    2> Yes
    3> Dunno

    Welcome to the board!
     
  3. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1.yes
    2.yes
    3.yes
    when clipping wings just make sure you dont clipp them to close.or they will bleed.
     
  4. chcknrs

    chcknrs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And wait until you have a broody chicken before you try the fertile egg thing.
     
  5. greyfields

    greyfields Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Absolutely.

    Quote:Yup.

    Quote:Sure is.
     
  6. chcknrs

    chcknrs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Absolutely.

    Quote:Yup.

    Quote:Sure is.

    I like that....short, to the point, and very enabling:weee
     
  7. Bismac

    Bismac New Egg

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    Thank you all for your help
     
  8. jkm

    jkm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will get all buffies next time, the barreds are noisy and pushy.
    four works better than three, one can die and two is lonely number if you are a chicken.....

    have fun
     
  9. Bismac

    Bismac New Egg

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    Hi, the man I am getting them from has 2 breeds, I cant remember the exact names but there is a standard brown laying hen and some sort of rock chicken that has feathers that look like oil in water, very skinny. We are going to go for the Brown but I was going to get some eggs from the rock and sneakily let the browns hatch them.
     
  10. coffeefanatic3462

    coffeefanatic3462 Out Of The Brooder

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    Different breeds can definetly get along with one another. I just wouldn't' put some tiny breed of chicken, like those quail ones, with some really big chicken like a road island red. I have bantam Brahmas with two Americans, and they get along wonderfully!
     

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