Which breed(s) would do well with my chicken?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Kanat, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Kanat

    Kanat In the Brooder

    Oct 9, 2008
    I have an OEGB rooster, 2 OEGB hens, a silkie, RIR pullet and a mixed breed cockerel (~22-25 wks old).


    The two roosters have been doing fine together at least until now. The cockerel has not started crowing yet and is clearly scared of the older OEGB rooster. The cockerel even respects the silkie! Is this going to change? I am hoping to keep both of the roosters...

    I think that I would have space for maybe 2 standard hens or 3-4 bantam hens.

    I appreaciate your help!

  2. Emzyyy

    Emzyyy Runs with Deer

    Jul 14, 2008
    Derby Kansas
    I had a OEGB Rooster named Ash and he did very well with Buzz my Golden Sebright Rooster they acted like brothers even though both being males people said Id have to get rid of one. They did well but the neighbors cat got Ash. Then I had a Modern Game Bantam "Mojojojo" that did well with Ash too.
  3. maymiegirl

    maymiegirl Songster

    Jul 27, 2008
    Whatever you choose, be sure to quaranteen any new bird for at least a couple of weeks before exposing your birds to the new lil guy or gal. It is a great practice when adding adult birds to a presently healthy flock.

    Sometimes carriers of nasty viruses can appear to be perfectly healthy but may cost you your flock.
  4. crazyhen

    crazyhen Crowing

    Aug 26, 2008
    mtns of ,NC.
    actually in the storeys about raising chickens it say 48 days quaranteen. Even then you can't be sure they are not carriers. It seems that starting with chicks is the only way to protect your flock. Jean
  5. Kanat

    Kanat In the Brooder

    Oct 9, 2008
    So does it really make a difference if I get OEGBs or standard chickens? Would the big cockerel do well with only one hen in the future?
    Thanks again!

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