Bantams & Large Fowls Together

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by she-earl, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. she-earl

    she-earl Songster

    Jan 17, 2009
    Lancaster County PA
    Does it cause problems having bantams and large fowl chickens together? We are thinking about raising some bantams in addition to our large fowl chickens. We thought about hatching the bantams first and then several months later getting the large fowl. Our thinking is that the banties would be started and have established themselves. Any thoughts?
  2. indigo3

    indigo3 In the Brooder

    May 5, 2013
    Columbia county, PA
    I keep banties with my large dual purpose chickens. I honestly don't have any problems. When integrating new birds with the old there will always be some ruffled feathers as tjhe pecking order is reestablished. I leave my chickens free range all day everyday so they have plenty of space. You might have some issues if your birds are cooped all day
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2013
  3. Tara Black

    Tara Black Songster

    Jul 9, 2013
    Dover DE
    I am still new to this whole BYC thing, but we started with BLRW and LB, which are very large chickens and have since added Silkies, a Sizzle, a Blue Sumatra, and Bantam Cochins and everyone is fine. They take a day or two to re-establish their pecking order, but then they are fine. I do free range most of the day though and that may make a big difference.

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