Bantam Q's

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by jrow58, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. jrow58

    jrow58 New Egg

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    Im ordering bantams (first time) and have regular chickens.
    Q 1: is it OK to keep bantams with regular sized chicken?
    Q 2: The bantams are only straight run (ordering from mcmurray hatchery) will roosters fight if i end up with a TON of roosters


    Thanks
     
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    You can keep them together with standard size chickens. Hard to say if they will fight or not. Most of the time the roos will fight each other, but I have also seen them get along great.
     
  3. The Poultry Peanut

    The Poultry Peanut lives under rock

    Quote:What kinds are you getting?
     
  4. jrow58

    jrow58 New Egg

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    Quote:What kinds are you getting?

    im positive im getting silkies (red,black,blue,white)
    then idk about the rest
     
  5. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    Silkies my not be to bad to fight each other. Ive never had any of those. So I cant help you much there.
     
  6. Foxhound lady

    Foxhound lady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    TX baby!
    My Silkie was the beta roo for quite a bit of time (Hey we thought he was a she until he crowed)

    The Silkies seem to be the most mellow, docile birds I've ever met

    We have a mixed sized flock and everybody gets along.
     
  7. jrow58

    jrow58 New Egg

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    Quote:thank you
     

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