Anyone have a mixed flock of bantams and standards?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chipmunkridge, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. chipmunkridge

    chipmunkridge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking of buying chicks in the spring and would like
    to mix. The bantams would be a cochin, a danver and a brahma
    The standards would be a polish, a appenzeller, a hamburg and
    a lakenvelder.
    The standard breeds are on the smaller size, and all known
    to be pretty calm. The largest bird would most likely be the
    polish, but it would most likely be on the low end of the
    pecking order.
    Does anyone think this would work?
    Susan
     
  2. chipmunkridge

    chipmunkridge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, all would be pullets.
     
  3. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    They are fine together. I have one bantam to 7 standard. She was in a group of 5 when I introduced her to the older 3. My oldest EE was the only one who bullied the bantam and the EE went to chicken jail for a week. After that the EE lost her spot as top hen and became one of the sweetest pullets ever.
     
  4. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    I have 19 birds now... only 6 are standard size... The rest are all bantam sized and they do just fine.
     
  5. NottinghamChicks

    NottinghamChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I have Brahmas, EE's, d'Anvers, Brahma Bantams, and a Silkie mix and they do perfectly together. I personally would not mix a Polish in as a single. Any breed that cannot see well will not do well in a mixed flock unless you have a pair or a trio even if they are the larger breed. There are crested breeds that are not completely hindered by their poms such as Brabanters.
     
  6. chipmunkridge

    chipmunkridge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poor polish,
    my daughters favorite dearly departed
    polish rooster never understood what was going on.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:I'm sorry but [​IMG] My little polish cockerel is a bit clueless too.

    I have in one coop a bantam brahma with LF brahmas, she was supposed to be LF. They are fine together. In my other coop I have SS, SF, silkies, polish, an EE, turkens, sex links, let's see what else, some mixes. All raised together, all do fine together.
     
  8. M.sue

    M.sue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No problem doing that. I have 10 standards and 2 OE Bantams with one of them being the ROO. It worked out just fine and I also got them all as pullets at the same time.[​IMG]
     
  9. chipmunkridge

    chipmunkridge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was thinking esp if they grow up together,
    all should be fine.
     
  10. Stuby05

    Stuby05 Out Of The Brooder

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    i have red stars, leghorns, rhode island, and then a silkie bantam, and they all get a long good, I had a pair of silkie bantams but the rooster passed a month ago. but my silkie bantam(s) get along fine with the big ones. Hope that helps
     

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