So I've now read that adding bantams to an established flock can work and can NOT work. Curious what you all out there think about my situation: My established flock consists of 6 total, including 1 very nice Roo (a Blue Laced Wyondotte), 1 Blue Laced Wyondotte (hen), 1 Buckeye, 1 Dark Brahma, 1 Australorp and 1 Americauna. I really am after having more "pet like" chickens who, as bonus, lay me and my partner delicious eggs. They are confined to a small yard (approx 1000sqft) for a portion of the day and then free range for a few hours out in the orchard we live on. We have plenty of room in the coop for more, and I am wanting to add 2 Mille Fleurs, 2 Cochin bantams and 1 full size Wellsummer in April. By the end of the year we will be living on a new piece of property where they will get to roam 5 acres all day But the new chicks would have to be integrated with the existing flock, in our existing situation, for a few months before the move takes place. Any help or comments would be greatly appreciated!