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Would these breeds be okay together?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kristi912, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. Kristi912

    Kristi912 Out Of The Brooder

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    I am currently raising 4 RIRs, they are 2 weeks old. I REALLY want a buff Orp. Will these two breeds be okay together? If so where could I find one I live in Indiana, I don't know anyone else in this area that raises chickens and our local Rural King doesn't carry that breed.
     
  2. seafood

    seafood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem...piece of cake.
     
  3. doubleyolks

    doubleyolks New Egg

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    I am not an expert as I have only had my girls since 2/13/08. I have 15 assorted that include buffs and 17 Aracana and all 32 live happily in a "Stage 2" huge box thing my dear husband made in the garage. I hope a more experienced chicken lover writes to confirm my guess. Mt Healthy Hatchery in Cincy has chicks.
     
  4. Kristi912

    Kristi912 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your imput. I just put an email into the hatchery. Didn't know if they'd let me place a small order or not. Waiting for their reply.
     
  5. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

    May 24, 2007
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    RIR and Buff Orps will get along fine unless there is a personality conflict which could happen with any breed and even between chickens of the same breed... it's not likely though.
     
  6. farm_mom

    farm_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've raised the two together without any problems. There is a size difference, with the buffs being a bit larger than the RIRs, but it never posed a problem for my flock. Get the Buffs, you'll love 'em!! [​IMG]
     
  7. Ga Chicken Mom

    Ga Chicken Mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My flock is made up of Buff Orps, RIRs and Barred Rocks. All get along great and they are so beautiful together. The chicks came from a local feed store, originally from Ideal.
     

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