Adding to the flock

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by aila, Dec 15, 2011.

  1. aila

    aila New Egg

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    I have 4 bantams (2 male, 2 female) and would like to add some full-sized hens to the flock. Can you mix bantams and regular hens, or is that not allowed?
     
  2. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it depends. sometimes it works beautifully, and sometimes not so much. i think since your bantams were there first, if your large fowl hens are younger when you introduce them they'll be able to fit into the peck order fine [​IMG]
     
  3. aila

    aila New Egg

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    That's what I was thinking, too....and to make sure I introduce them slowly and keep them separated, but visible to each other till the young ones are about the size of the banties.
     

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