bantys with standards....ok?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chilisweet, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. chilisweet

    chilisweet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all. We have recently acquired 2 new hens. One is a Black Sex Link and the other is a Buff Orpington. They are standard size. Both are approx. 14 months old and laying. We will have them separated for a couple weeks to guard against disease. We have 3 existing banty hens- a Polish, Americauna and a Brahma. Bantys are 12 weeks old and are not laying yet.
    Our question is will it be ok to house both the standards and bantys together once we detemine there is no disease to make each other sick? We only have one permanent coop/run at this time but I suppose I could build another depending on the situation. Thanks in advance.

    Craig (hen daddy) dh of Chilisweet
     
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Your standards will be fine. [​IMG]

    My twisted beak cochin banty has done fine with the 3 standards. She keeps them in line and prevents them from stealing her food. She's a month older, though now smaller than the others, but is the boss chicken.
     
  3. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh yes. They will be fine.
     
  4. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    That's good to know...I have a couple d'uccle's going in with my bigger girls.
     
  5. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I've got both LF and BF in my flock..they get along just fine!
     
  6. chilisweet

    chilisweet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys for your info. Better to be safe than sorry!
     

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