what kind of chicken breeds are good to add to the flock

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by thewolf1039, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. thewolf1039

    thewolf1039 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi im going to buy some firtile eggs for my incbator but i cant make up my mind of what breed i should get i already have a brred rock white leghorn d,uccle rirs and they are all very cute and good breeds i want to add some new breeds and i want a small breed so my d,uccle will have a friend she is at the bottom of the pecking order and i dont want her to get lonely can anyone name some breeds thanks
     
  2. MartinsPoultry

    MartinsPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Try english orpington, i have four right now and i want more. They are so docile and fluffy.
     
  3. Gray Farms

    Gray Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd recommend Cochin bantams, Silkies, or Sebrights for small breeds.
     
  4. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Overrun With Chickens

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    So you want a bantam. Why don't you get on a hatchery site, browse their selection of bantams, and see which you like?
    Cochins are really nice and Old English Game bantams are my favorites, but there are also barred rock bantams, bantam Easter Eggers, silkies, Japanese bantams, orpington bantams, sebright bantams, speckled sussex bantams, dutch bantams, and a lot of others.
     
  5. Sara H.

    Sara H. Out Of The Brooder

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    I thought I would ask my question on this thread, as it kind of relates... I currently have two Rhode Island Reds and three Barred Rocks. My Reds are more domineering than my Rocks, and I'm wondering about adding new chicks this spring.
    I would love to add a couple Wyandottes, a couple Australorps and a couple Buff Orpingtons, but I have read that the Reds (being a bit more aggressive) can sometimes be bullies to these docile breeds, especially when introducing them to an existing flock.
    Does anyone have any thoughts or advice? Thanks!!
     
  6. MartinsPoultry

    MartinsPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    If introducing Wyandottes be aware at least my experience can be bullies as well, Australorps and Buffs are good to add. If your RiRs are known bullies when adding new birds in I would cage the trouble kids until everyone else is adjusted.
     
  7. Storybook Farm

    Storybook Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have also read/heard that RIRs are dominant, and can be domineering...
     

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