Can banty chickens and large fowl peacefully co exist in the same coop

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Long Last Farm, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. Long Last Farm

    Long Last Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does this work, or is there alot of fussing and fighting? Thanks for any replies! Pat
     
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2011
  2. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    Works for me. I have LF Brahmas, Australorps, etc in with our banty Cochins, Ducks & Guineas. As long as your space is large enough, there should be no problems. Size of coop and run is key.
     
  3. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    Works for me also. I always house my growing silkies with my big laying hens and the big ones pick on them for the first day or two and then they get over it. They duck peck them once and go on. They just are trying to establish "pecking" order when the new ones get thrown in.
     
  4. looptloop

    looptloop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got 1 bantam cochin in with 6 full size gals. She does just fine, is a part of the flock. I do have several feeders and water out for them though, so that I know she gets her fair share of food.
     

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