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Anyone's standard chickens treat the bantams like chicks?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by colinlyra, May 20, 2010.

  1. colinlyra

    colinlyra In the Brooder

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    We have a 3 month old BR who treats the bantams like chicks. They're only 3 weeks younger but obviously a lot smaller. Whenever she sees our dog, she calls to them and they scurry under her. I was worried about the introduction but things went so smoothly that it's like a dream! I was just wondering if this is normal behavior.
     
  2. bethandjoeync

    bethandjoeync Songster

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    wow that would be something cute to see! we have some bantams at the moment, and I have a broody that just can't quit. wonder if she would take to them as easily? good luck! I would just say keep an eye on them
     
  3. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Sometimes....but they get over it when the bantam hens get bossy.

    I had a standard EE roo brood with 2 OEGBs and 2 Sizzles. He was a week younger, so he would get up under their wings to stuggle. By the time they went into the big coop, the OEGBs ended up sleeping on his back.
     

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