what kind of chicken?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by firepatrol911, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. firepatrol911

    firepatrol911 New Egg

    Mar 8, 2009
    im getting buff orpingtons and im looking to get about four more but i want 4 more that will get along with the buffs. what chicken will get along with the buffs?
  2. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

    Aug 5, 2008
    Our girls are pretty laid back, we have Jersey Giants in with them. Just remember that they will have a pecking order so don't be surprised to see a few squabbles here and there. Also, make sure you quarentine for at least 2 weeks for bio-security purposes. If at all possible, I would try putting them in a seperate but visible pen close to the buffs to get them used to the idea of other chickens being there (after the quarentine period). Hope this helps!
  3. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    The kind with feathers and goes "bawk bawk...." [​IMG]
  4. allaboutdemchicks

    allaboutdemchicks Chapel Farms

    Sep 13, 2008
    Jemison, AL
    Try Black Australorps, similar in size, good contrasting color, and same temperment. Also maybe a Wyandott or a Rock. [​IMG]
  5. CityClucks

    CityClucks The Center of a 50 Mile Radius

    Jan 31, 2009
    Tulsa, OK
    You might try Australorps.
  6. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas
    We only have 1 Buff Orpington hen. Her best friend is Mary, our Columbian Wyandotte.

    Here they do their Patty & Cathy impersonation from the Patty Duke show... [​IMG]


  7. mandolinmama

    mandolinmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2007
    Urbana Missouri
    Barred rock are good natured and will be similar in size.

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