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Eglu Go Up capacity - mixed size hens

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Knitella · 26/08/2016 22:25

We've just got our Go Up (thank you Gumtree gods) and will be having a look at chickens this weekend. The manual says 2 large, 3 medium or 6 bantams. I'd like 3 different breeds and am wondering if, for example, 2 medium and 1 large hen would be ok. Anyone with a Go have any thoughts on this? I'll give the chickens the run of the lawn as much as possible if that's any help.

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Pigeonpost · 26/08/2016 22:29

I always in interpreted large as huge breeds like brahma. Our buff Orpington prob counts as large although she's all fluff. Most hybrid egg layers will fall into the medium category. Bantams are great though, pekins are my favourite. Chicken sleep all squashed up next to each other in 1/3 of the coop like bricks in a corner! Funny things. Good luck!

Knitella · 26/08/2016 23:42

Thanks Pigeon! Yes, I was wondering about the orpingtons being "large" as I fancy one of them. I'll google the Pekins.

After literally years of "do I don't I??" re chickens I finally thought stuff it, life is short and am giving it a whirl. I'm excited Smile

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Pigeonpost · 27/08/2016 17:01

Our orp is gorgeous though. So fluffy and lovely. We hatched some eggs under her earlier this year when she went broody and she was a brilliant mother hen too.

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