Will these breeds get along together?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by PixieChixie, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. PixieChixie

    PixieChixie Chillin' With My Peeps

    132
    0
    79
    Oct 6, 2011
    Hi everyone [​IMG]
    Im new here, but I am planning to get my first chicks soon. [​IMG]
    I was wondering about a few breeds, and how well they would get along with each other. My guess would be that if I raised them together from chicks then they might get along all right. I planned to get them from one of the the local feed stores (which surprisingly has a fairly good variety).
    I was thinking:
    Some barred rocks
    Silkies (black and white)
    Speckled Sussex
    Australorps
    maybe some SLWs

    If I raise them from young enough together, do you think they will get along? They will all be hens. Also, are any of these too advanced for a first time owner? I've had some experience with my best friend's pullets, but not much. I have been told I'm good with them though.[​IMG]
    Thanks to everyone in advance!
    PC
     
  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    That's so exciting your getting chicks! There should be no problem raising together different breeds. Chickens just think they are chickens they don't mind being with the different breeds! There not to advance at all, enjoy!
     
  3. papinator

    papinator Out Of The Brooder

    28
    0
    22
    Oct 4, 2011
    Des Moines
    [​IMG]
    Hello there! I am also a first-timer! I have 4 hens around 20weeks (2 RIRs and 2 Americaunas) and I just purchased 6 2 week old chicks, and they are SO cute! I've got 2 Buff Orpingtons, 2 Delawares and 2 Barred Rock hens! I have become obsessed with my chickens in just the few weeks I've owned them! So far, they're all getting along great, I have noticed the Americaunas pick on the RIRs a little, but not bad enough to cause concern. More or less, they seem like the "ornery kids" of the bunch, especially since they're the smaller breed!
     
  4. motochick

    motochick Out Of The Brooder

    53
    0
    31
    Sep 24, 2011
    Berkeley, CA
    I just got my batch of day old chicks today! I can't stop looking at them. [​IMG]
    I sure hope the bantam cochins do ok with the 2 leghorn pullets. I wanted to get some eggs eventually, so I hope the leghorns won't be too flighty for me as first time chicken owner. I just couldn't resist the cuteness of the banty cochins. Did I mention I hope they all get along? I presume if they grow up together they will, and that the cochins will teach the leghorns to be a tad mellower.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. PixieChixie

    PixieChixie Chillin' With My Peeps

    132
    0
    79
    Oct 6, 2011
    Thanks everyone! It will be a while- we still need to build a coop! Huge rainstorm yesterday and more today, but hopefully we'll find some time when it's dry enough to build. Then...
    [​IMG]

    Chicks!
     
  6. motochick

    motochick Out Of The Brooder

    53
    0
    31
    Sep 24, 2011
    Berkeley, CA
    oh boy, we got a bunch of rain here in the Bay Area - early, but not exceptional, just wet wet wet.
    Yeah, right now my babies are under my kitchen table - soon to go to the laundry room - I just wanted to look at the non stop since they got here.

    extra Yay for...[​IMG]
    Chickies!!
     
  7. wyododge

    wyododge Chillin' With My Peeps

    485
    10
    90
    Sep 30, 2011
    Wyoming
    They should be fine, we have silver and white wyandotts, NH Reds, astrolorps, Jesey Giants, partridge and white rocks (26 total). They all get along fine, at least while I am around they do. we got ours all at the same time.

    Chickens aren't stupid enough to be racist, they have grasshoppers to catch!
     
  8. GardenState38

    GardenState38 Chillin' With My Peeps

    288
    13
    111
    Apr 13, 2011
    Quote:[​IMG]
     
  9. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

    5,189
    51
    288
    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    just keep aneye on the silkies. They are small docile and with all the fluff not the best eye sight. So there COULD be a chance of some bullying.
     
  10. CupOJoe42

    CupOJoe42 CT Chicken Whisperer

    1,110
    20
    151
    Apr 11, 2011
    You should have no problem if they are the same age and being raised together. I have a very mixed flock as well (see signature.) Blessings! Blessings! Blessings!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by