Would these breeds be okay together?

Kristi912

In the Brooder
11 Years
Mar 30, 2008
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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.
 

doubleyolks

Hatching
11 Years
Mar 31, 2008
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Winchester Ohio
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.
 

Kristi912

In the Brooder
11 Years
Mar 30, 2008
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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.
 

Chirpy

Balderdash
12 Years
May 24, 2007
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Colorado
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.
 

farm_mom

Songster
11 Years
Mar 11, 2008
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MI
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!!
 

Ga Chicken Mom

Songster
12 Years
Jul 24, 2007
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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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