Hi all from Kansas! I'm brand new as of last night to BYC. Wow! What a great site. I know my questions are likely redundant but I don't know how to manage the thousands of posting in order to get the info I need, so here goes. I just got done raising a flock of primarily meat birds and now want to get some layers - only about 10 or 12. I have located a good hatchery, picked out a few birds I'd like to try but I'm concerned. Will generally unstressed hens get along with hens of a different breed? I've read that sometimes chickens can bully other chickens they see as different. I wanted different types for the novelty aspect of it but also wanted birds of similar size when mature and I tried to get (from what was available) decent cold weather layers. I am thinking of getting 2 hens of each of the following chicks: red stars, black stars, black Austrlorps, Delawares, white leghorns, and SL Wyandottes. I am most concerned about them attacking one another. More info: I won't have any roosters around and the hens will be free ranging on the farm. Does anyone see any potential disasters with this mix of birds? I'm new to this and don't want to get off on the wrong foot. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks!!