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Will the Isbars pick on my bantams?

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Okay, so I'm aware it's NOT ideal, but we've decided to whittle down our number of bantams we're getting and attempt to integrate them with our large fowl flock. If it doesn't work out, we'll obviously fix up something else for them as a separate coop. But here's what I was wondering: my mom is receiving her shipment of 4 straight run Blue Isbars on March 8, and if we intend to try and make my bantams their broodermates, is it likely that the Isbars would pick on them? The breed is technically LF, but they are very small at around 3 or 4 pounds. Should I get my bantams a week ahead so they have time to grow a little before the Isbars arrive? Lots of questions for a (hopefully) soon-to-be bantam owner! :)

 

Thanks so much! I really appreciate it,

-Alex


Edited by Alexandra33 - 2/19/16 at 4:37am

"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 21 chickies, 7 Calls, 3 interesting ducks, 4 furry kitties, and 4 crabby parakeets! 

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"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 21 chickies, 7 Calls, 3 interesting ducks, 4 furry kitties, and 4 crabby parakeets! 

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In my experience bantams and large fowl when raised together from chicks develop a workable social structure - frequently with a bantam at the top of the pecking order.

Friends are the family you make for yourself.
There are no coincidences- only providences.

Celebrating the fourth quarter of my first century.

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Friends are the family you make for yourself.
There are no coincidences- only providences.

Celebrating the fourth quarter of my first century.

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Thank you so much, @sourland ! :D Your advice is extremely useful to me since I'm new to the whole bantam thing, and pretty much clueless on some matters.

 

-Alex


Edited by Alexandra33 - 2/19/16 at 6:26am

"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 21 chickies, 7 Calls, 3 interesting ducks, 4 furry kitties, and 4 crabby parakeets! 

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"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 21 chickies, 7 Calls, 3 interesting ducks, 4 furry kitties, and 4 crabby parakeets! 

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