This is my first post. I've tried doing a search for this topic but without success. We have 25 assorted baby chicks arriving soon. We are just beginning our chicken coop/hen house and run. Still in the planning stages.
They will be safe indoors in our make shift brooder until their outside house is ready. I have lots of questions, but my first is, can I keep the smaller bantams in the same hen house and run as the bigger chickens? Specifically, will they be safe? Will they get their fair share of food and water etc.? We have the room and materials to build them a separate section but would rather keep them all together if possible. Thanks.
Something else to consider.(another question). In addition to the hen house and large fenced enclosure, I do plan to let them all out to free range on our 10 acres, for most of the day. Confinement is recommended for bantams. Anyone let their bantams free range with success? If not, will it be hard, if not impossible to separate them out and keep them penned up while the others go freeranging? Thanks.
Edited by chasshan - 3/16/11 at 11:07am