Adding to my flock

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by jessandlucy, May 1, 2017.

  1. jessandlucy

    jessandlucy In the Brooder

    May 1, 2017
    I only have one chicken at the moment and would like some more. I think she's lonely as she sits at the back door all day.

    If I buy two chickens that have come from the same place, will they get together and bully my current girl?

    And can you mix breeds? I have a bantam so I'm assuming I need to buy hens of a similar size. And is it OK to not have a rooster? I live in a residential area and it's against council law to have one.

  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    I would get younger birds to minimize the chance that they will bully your hen, younger than 5 months, older birds would probably gang up on your single hen. I would get bantams only, and no rooster is necessary.
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!

    Probably better to stick to bantam sized males needed.

    Do you have space for 2 more birds?
    Crowding can be a real problem...
    ...adding birds often goes better if you have extra space.

    Read up on integration..... BYC advanced search>titles only>integration
    This is good place to start reading, tho some info is outdated IMO:
    Last edited: May 2, 2017

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