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adding a bantam to a regular sized flock?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kmatt87, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. kmatt87

    kmatt87 Songster

    Apr 13, 2012
    Northern Colorado
    I really want a silver sebright bantam but all my other chickens are full sized. Would a bantam get beaten up or have any other issued?

  2. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Crowing

    I personally would not add a single new bantam to a flock of standard birds. Maybe if you had several it might work better so they wouldn't just be going after the one.

    I have one Golden Sebright in with my standard flock but she was raised with the from day one. She got along ok the first year or so but eventually one of my RIR hens took to harrassing her, she got fed up with it and decided on her own one day to move out of the coop and hang out with another hen, who also was not accepted by the flock, in my goat barn.
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2012
  3. AmyLM

    AmyLM Songster

    Dec 28, 2011
    Buckley washington
    I wouldn't add one. But to be honest... that's just an excuse to start up a bantam only flock right?? ;) That's what I did.

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