Bully- LF with bantams-OK?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by klf73, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    I have 1 lone LF Ameraucana that hatched with silkies and cochin frizzles. The egg wasn't much bigger, and the chick only slightly bigger than the rest. S/he seems to realize that it's different, and sometimes picks on the others. Will this become a problem? I have some 2.5 week old Ameraucana but they are soooo much bigger. I figured that since it was totally outnumbered (16-1) there "shouldn't be any problems. Getting another chick is not an option, every chicken here was hatched here and I would like to keep it that way. I do have 2 of the 2.5 weekers that are smaller and could try in a pinch if it gets more aggressive. I guess the question would be, is this normal? The bully syndrome...

  2. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    If they are raised together they should be fine. I have some bantam frizzle Cochin's in with my LF Orpingtons and Ameraucanas and they did fine after a few days. They were older birds when I introduced them. They figure out there pecking order and everything goes back to a peaceful barnyard [​IMG]

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