Are bantam chicks harder to raise than standard breed chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Lolipop, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. Lolipop

    Lolipop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,
    I'm planning on getting chicks this spring. I have a Friend that said bantam chicks would just die. Is this true? I'd rather not get pullets because the're more expensive. I was planning on getting:

    3 mille fleur bearded d'Uccles
    1 black australorp
    2 easter eggers
    1 buff orpington
    2 white silkies

    Also, will there be a good selection of chicks at feed stores?
     
  2. KBG204

    KBG204 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never had problems with bantams not even the tiniest of them. They are so cute too!
     
  3. Lolipop

    Lolipop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
     
  4. ImportTheBest

    ImportTheBest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am a total newb to chickens, but this past August we bought 2 bantams and 2 large fowl. They grew up together in the brooder and in the coop and never have the bantams been picked on or had issues with their size. I wouldn't hesitate to get more of both sized gals if we could! So fear not, bantams aren't going to just die for no reason! :)
     
  5. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    if you get banties chicks and regular sized ones the big ones can over run the little ones. you might keep the banties separate a week or so till they get strong.
     
  6. littlethorn

    littlethorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote: No, bantam chicks don't just die compared to regular chicks and aren't harder to raise. One thing to watch out for though is they are so tiny they can get through the holes of regular poultry wire and escape, so they can certainly escape through other holes too. Make sure the place where you keep them is secure.
     
  7. Lolipop

    Lolipop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great, I love silkies and mille fleur d'uccles!
     

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