What will mix well with Speckldy Hens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by alfiethetortoise, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. alfiethetortoise

    alfiethetortoise Out Of The Brooder

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    Built my hen house this afternoon and I fancy some Speckeldy Hens. The farm nearby however sell hens for 50, they are 18 months old and free range but they make them redundent when they dont lay an egg a day. Will the normal hens mix well with speckled? Am i better with two speckleds and one red, two reds and one speckled, or all speckleds, all reds?!

    Thanks in advance [​IMG]
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    In my view, "birds of a feather, flock together" is more than a cliche, but is often the case. That said, the birds make a flock, they sort it out, and most times, get along just fine in a mixed flock environment.
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  4. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us!
    A good mixed flock is fun to watch, you can really tell them apart! Good luck!
     
  5. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    I agree, mix it up! I like being able to tell my girls apart without too much effort.
    It's also fun to get some EE's and wait to see how they'll feather out and then wait
    to see what color egg they'll lay.
     
  6. turtlebird

    turtlebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fred's Hens :

    In my view, "birds of a feather, flock together" is more than a cliche, but is often the case. That said, the birds make a flock, they sort it out, and most times, get along just fine in a mixed flock environment.

    x2, well said Fred's Hens.​
     
  7. alfiethetortoise

    alfiethetortoise Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok Great! And thanks for all the welcomes! I think i have decided on two speckeldy and one red. The speckeldy will lay more eggs initially as they will be younger birds. It also means that i can go and collect them tomorrow [​IMG]
     

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