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raising bantam and regular chickens

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I currently have 21 chickens of various breeds, all hens (leghorn, golden comet, rhoade island, new Hampshire, barred rock, easter egger, buff orphington).  Can I introduce a small breed such as banties with the bigger hens?

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Absolutely, and banty roosters are hilarious when the court the bigger ladies. Just make sure you have plenty of roost, run and coop space for your new additions. 

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UTAH 4-H STATE CONTEST WINNER - (1ST) 4-H DEMONSTRATIONS!! [7/17/13] - HOW TO WASH A SHOW CHICKEN 

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Whit's Flock (My Chickens) (Click to show)

 

~Whittni, a happy owner of: No chickens :( I miss them SO much! However, I'm earning a degree at university currently..in Agriculture & minor in art..then I'm off to grad school in Fall 2018.
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I have a couple of bantam cochins and d'uccle with my large breeds as well a few large breed roosters. Most bantam make great roosters to a large breed flock.
Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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Thank you for the information.  I will have to wait until next year to upgrade the flock.  I need another coop and larger run.  They do free roam when I am home, but when I am not at home, they are in a run to keep them safe from any stray dogs that may wander by.  I just didn't want to get any new additions that would not get along. 

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