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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

    Mar 19, 2010
    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

    Mar 21, 2009
    Iron Station, NC
    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!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    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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