small mixed flock

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by RonC, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. RonC

    RonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Perhaps it's time to start a new flock. I only have 2 production reds left and they are about 5 years old and production is almost nill. One isn't doing well, there is a new post under diseases. Here's the real question though. What breeds would make a good mix? I can only have 4 due to city ordinences. They must be friendly and get along as they can't roam the yard and will be in an eighty sq ft coop/run at all times. Must be able to stand Texas summer heat with shade. I'm not after maximum production of eggs, color of the eggs is not important either. Just a friendly, colorful mix of girls.
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Turken maybe. I hear they do very well in heat.
     
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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    Would bantams do? Maybe a mix of Silkies, Polish, and Cochin. Pick your colors.
     

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