Bantams and large fowl?...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by zindel610, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. zindel610

    zindel610 Out Of The Brooder

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    It's been raining for two days here which is abnormal. It's supposed to rain for three more days. I went out to check on my girls and close them up tonight. I found our only bantam silkie sleeping soaked in a nesting box and all the large fowl perched up on the roosts dry. I have also noticed one of our large birds pecking at the bantam when they are in close proximity. What should I do? Will our bantam ever get to be part of the flock again? She used to be just one of the girls...
     
  2. HS Pye

    HS Pye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have they just been closed in the coop for the past couple of days? If so, then the hens may be a little edgy with one another and been taking it out on her.

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  3. zindel610

    zindel610 Out Of The Brooder

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    They have had access to the run like normal but when it's raining heavy they huddle under the coop, which could make them edgy I guess. Also I know one of the large hens had been pecking at the bantam any time they are close, rain or shine... I feel so bad for her, is there anything I can do?
     
  4. HS Pye

    HS Pye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could try giving her another banty partner. They'll probably hang out together and steer clear of the standards. Hope this helps!

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