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Rhode Island Reds

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by madmantrapper, May 19, 2010.

  1. madmantrapper

    madmantrapper Songster

    Apr 15, 2009
    Do any of you folks have trouble with the RIR's getting along with other breeds? I've heard that they don't get along with others especially smaller leghorns.
  2. chickenboy7c2d

    chickenboy7c2d Songster

    Mar 10, 2010
    Surrey, England, UK
    i have 2 rir cross and 2 leghorn cross, plus three others, and the rir cross treat the leghorn cross like sisters
  3. FlyingFChick

    FlyingFChick Songster

    May 1, 2010
    Milford, Michigan
    Mine is fine with all of the others...
  4. madmantrapper

    madmantrapper Songster

    Apr 15, 2009
    Thanks for the replies. I am glad they get along.
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    My one RIR adolescent (4 months old?) is bossy to the other chickens her age, but they all get along. She's particularly fond of the BR, and they drink, eat, wander, and dust bathe together. All six of the youngsters sleep together in a big feathered pile in one nestbox.
  6. kelseygirl707

    kelseygirl707 Dances with Chickens

    Mar 3, 2009
    Lakeport, Ca.
    I have always found my RIR pullets to be sweeter than any other breed I have had.
  7. MrRushed

    MrRushed Songster

    Mar 6, 2010
    Yah mine are real sweet. I just introduced some younger Barred Rock pullets and they beat them up for a few days to just show em who's the boss, now they seem to be just fine.
  8. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Songster

    Dec 2, 2009
    Sunny side up :)
    I have 3 rir in with some BRs, EE, SLW. They all get along. The RIR do not like some other chicks I have that are about a month younger than they are. The others in thier group get along with them but not the RIR. The RIR also seem the bossiest in thier group.
  9. RM44

    RM44 Songster

    Jul 15, 2009
    Woodstock, Georgia
    I've had them twice now, and both times they were really sweet. My RIRs seem to be at the top of the pecking order since no one picks on them, but they do not do any picking either. Unfortunately for me, I'm finding my new Black Australorps to be the real jerks in the chicken run. They even peck me (hard) when I pet the other chickens. The 2 BAs are the only ones that are aggressive toward me at all; my RIRs and Dominiques will squat as soon as I step near them, and allow me to pet them and pick them up. And the EEs are just spastic. They run and scream as soon as I bend over like I'm going to pet them.
  10. 12GAGirl

    12GAGirl Songster

    Feb 2, 2010
    I have 5 rir hens, 1 rir rooster, 2 EEs and 1 SLW and my rirs get along great with the oher breeds but 1 of my EEs is bossy and grabs hold of the other hens when they get too close to her.

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