What breeds do Rhode Island Reds get along with?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chixruleboysdrool, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. chixruleboysdrool

    chixruleboysdrool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking of adding another hen to my two - chicken flock of Rhode Island Reds. What breeds do they get along with?
     
  2. chixruleboysdrool

    chixruleboysdrool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
  3. Trish44

    Trish44 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had Rhode Island Reds in the past & they got along with all different breeds. I have a RIR rooster right now in a mixed flock & he doesn't care what breed or color they are, they're his flock.
     
  4. chixruleboysdrool

    chixruleboysdrool Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow, someone told me that Rhode Island Reds are agressive and shouldn't be with a lot of other breeds. [​IMG]
     
  5. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My RIR, Abby, got along with my barred rock, and even my bantam old english games!
    Mine was very friendly...and silly [​IMG]
     
  6. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think it depends where you get them from.
    Ive heard sometimes birds from hatcheries can be meaner then usual
     
  7. austintgraf

    austintgraf Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would recommend only keeping them with full sized chicken they are prone to pick at the other flock members that are smaller
     
  8. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

    I Had Rir With Barred Rocks And Never Had A Problem
     
  9. sambia62

    sambia62 Out Of The Brooder

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    When I first started I got my reds and buff orphington and Cornish cross meat birds all on the same day they were all born on the same day in the same hatchery of course the meat chickens were culled at 8 weeks they were the fast growing ones I ordered the orphs and the red for eggs layers I have about 100 of them and so far at 26 weeks I have yet to have a problem they all get along just fine even the 3 roosters are very docile I think it just depends on if they are raised together
     
  10. RhodeIslandRedFan

    RhodeIslandRedFan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine get along with 1 leghorn, 1 black sex-link, and easter-eggers. No problems getting along at all.
     

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