My dream team
In this feature series, we are asking our writers to choose the perfect flock for the back garden, one that is attractive, interesting, stable, harmonious and with a good level of egg production. This month: Anne Perdeaux
treated against coccidiosis as chicks – either by medicated feed or vaccine.
It’s also important when creating a mixed flock to consider the temperament of the chickens that will be living together. Some breeds are easily bullied, particularly those with heavy crests that restrict their vision. There are also some very assertive breeds, especially amongst the game fowl. A garden should be peaceful and as I don’t want to spend my time in it refereeing chicken squabbles, eventempered birds are essential.
There are plenty of chickens that would be fine in a mixed flock, but it’s still best to ask the breeder about the natures
Always ask the breeder’s advice