Newbie question about number of chicks and breeds

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MiaHudy, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. MiaHudy

    MiaHudy Out Of The Brooder

    Hi all,

    I have been spending oodles of time on the forums and site and have found wonderful and helpful information. I have read about breeds, and have a quick question about the size of my (barely) flock to be.

    I plan on getting my chicks locally and was thinking of starting with just 2 hens. Is that enough?

    I was thinking of getting a Easter Egger and a buff Orpington. Will they be a good match or should I choose one or the other breed and get 2 EErs or 2 Orpingtons?

    Since I'm only starting with 2 I wanted to make sure that they would be compatible, or is that silly to worry about?

    Thanks,
    Mia
     
  2. Kiniska

    Kiniska Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would think those two should be fine together.
     

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