Bantams and Standards?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by BlueCamas, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sure others have asked this, but can Bantams and Standards be housed in the same coop? Or would the standard sized chicken pick on the banties? I would love to have both, but that all depends...
     
  2. KarenP

    KarenP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have both in one coop, but they were also raised together since they were a day old. They get along fine, they all hang out together.
     
  3. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive had both bantams and standards in my flock.
    Never raised as chicks together and they got along fine.
    The standards end up being higher in the pecking order though.
    I generally have more bantams then standards.
    If you have fewer bantams then standards, then i could see a problem of them getting picked on.
    Remember, there is power in numbers [​IMG]
     
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  4. centurion90

    centurion90 Out Of The Brooder

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    Should be fine. I have 7 chickens; 5 standard, 2 bantams. The bantam rooster is my alpha chicken. I have had most of them since they were chicks, so if have get them together young it should be no problem.
     
  5. BlueCamas

    BlueCamas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys. I fell in love with D'uccle's, but I wanted Standard sized chickens too. Do bantams need different sized nestboxes or roosts?
     
  6. Dutchgirl

    Dutchgirl Not Dutch!

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    Quote:No. The nestboxes will be large and roomy, and they can actually fly up to the roosts better than the Standards can, since they're considerably lighter in weight.
     
  7. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:No. The nestboxes will be large and roomy, and they can actually fly up to the roosts better than the Standards can, since they're considerably lighter in weight.

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  8. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    My bantams and standards never got along when they were in the same coop, now I have two coops and they are fine just free ranging with each other.
     

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