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What breeds of chickens can be kept together?
Everything from a teeny tiny (spunky) banty, to white leghorns, to rhode island reds, turkens, brahmas and cochins. The ones that you should worry about sticking together are ones that are seriously different, like polish or silkies. They may get picked on. Normal breeds should be fine together, in my opinion.
What are the best chickens for breeding?
Another breed that does well when given clear boundaries is the Wyandotte. It is also a large breed that is considered a dual-purpose chicken, so it not only produces a good number of eggs every year, but its size also lends itself perfectly to being bred for meat.
Do different breeds get along with each other in flocks?
Especially if you have more birds and the various breeds make up little sub-flocks within the larger flock. I think they actually get along better in the small flocks with just a few birds, one of each.
Why do chickens cross-breed?
More often, cross-breeding plays a critical role in making heritage breed more productive in terms of laying eggs and meat production. The heritage breed is usually crossed with a prolific chicken breed like the leghorn to improve egg production in a mixed flock. Are Mixed Chickens Good Layers?