will mixed breeds be ok with each other as adults, if raised together

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 12chickenlover3, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. 12chickenlover3

    12chickenlover3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i was hoping to get new chickens this year! i raised them last year and got Rhode Island Reds and Cornish Rocks. But sadly they died (fox). This year i was hoping to get 7-8, the breeds include polish, specled sussex, anocona, and Easter Egger. if these chickens grew up together since they were chicks, would they be ok together as adults? By the way they will be all hens all hens. If u know anything about this please awnser! this is urgent!!!!

    Thanks!!!!!!
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    The only possible problem that I see is that sometimes in mixed flocks Polish have their crests picked out by the others. The other three breeds should be fine together.
     
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  3. 12chickenlover3

    12chickenlover3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that bad?? and are any specific breeds i picked more prone to do that?
     
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    12chickenlover3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that bad?? and are any specific breeds i picked more prone to do that?
     
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Well, some folks like me find RIRs to be a little bit more aggressive than others, but I have only one RIR hen in my flock. I have all sorts of breeds in my large flock. I also have a Polish hen and I HAD a Polish rooster, but he was very badly picked several times until I brought him inside to recover and live without suffering any more. The polish hen is fine; she's gotten to be a rather high status hen so NOBODY picks on her. :p

    Many of my chickens grew up in the flock AFTER it was established (broody hens hatched chicks) so they don't all have to grow up together, as in only at the same rime. Mama hens teach them how to be good flock members.

    You should be fine with your selection. Just keep an eye on your polish chicks to ensure they're safe from bullying and pecking. It may not happen, or it might.
     

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