Amerucana and Bantam?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by WinterChicks, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. WinterChicks

    WinterChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, so I have a lonely lg. bantam hen in this cold weather, and someone is offering me an Amerucana....would this be okay? I am afraid she will get cold by herself.
     
  2. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it will be fine...chickens need others, so adding another one will be good. If your worried about the size difference, it should be fine. 2 like that is won't matter, it's when you have 10 large ones and only a couple banties that you have problems.
     
  3. WinterChicks

    WinterChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay. :)
    Most of our flock will be large, but I am hoping to get a few more banties.
     
  4. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    :) Make sure to keep an eye on any banties you have, and make sure that they are getting enough to eat. I once had to have a bantam cochin with 8 standard layers and 2 ducks, and i had to feed her separably or she wouldn't get enough food. They just need a little extra attention. :)
     
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  5. WinterChicks

    WinterChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay! Thanks for the tip.
     
  6. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sure, no problem :)
     
  7. WinterChicks

    WinterChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm gonna get her a BFF soon.. At least I hope they'll be BFF's
     
  8. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they will after a bit...they may scuffle a bit at first, but being just 2, they should become the best of friends! :) Good luck!
     
  9. WinterChicks

    WinterChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I got a Bramha today and she and Jinx (1st lg. bantam) are not friends. AT ALL

    But, I also got 3 normal bantams, a roo, and two hens. All speckled. The hens have sebright and old english game in them. Well, Jinx fought with the roo, and the roo tries to attack her now. But the 3 banty hens seems okay together.

    Funny thing is, roo is nicer to people then the hens are! lol
    You can walk right up yo him and pick him up.. Ahh., may be a keepr
     
  10. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nice! well, they should become friends eventually. :) Some of my chickens are the best of friends, and some have decided to be mortal enemies! :)

    I love all my roos. They are my favorite chickens...even the roos with an attitude problem are still loveable.

    What is the roo? I recently got a new bantam calico cochin x millie boy, and he is so pretty! also super friendly...follows me around while i do my daily chores :)
     

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