I have looked through the forum discussions on the subject of integration of Bantams and Full-size chickens. There are a LOT of threads on this subject. But I'm not finding an answer to my specific question.
1. Can chicks of Banties and Full-size be grown up together in the same brooder? From the 2-6 wk age?
2. Can 2 day old chicks of mixed be started in same starter brooder?
Getting ready to build my grow up brooder and wondering if I should have a divided but "able to see each other" type design? I'm planning to keep chicks in a plastic storage container brooder the first week.
Will the Bantam chicks be that much smaller than the full-size? Can they even be in the plastic starter brooder together the first week? I want them all to be fully integrated once they go into the coop together.
I have 18 chickens total coming. 12 full-size: Americauna's, Orps, Australorps, sex-link, RIR , 2-3 each
PLUS 3 each of straight-run D'uccle and Silkie Banties. Hoping for at least one pullet from each breed. Will re-home the roos.
Here is divided brooder design I'm considering: http://www.instructables.com/id/Chicken-Brooder/