Can I house Bantams with full sized chickens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Nigellas, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. Nigellas

    Nigellas Songster

    Jun 14, 2008
    Ann Arbor, MI
    I just got a few Dutch Bantams... And now I'm wondering if I could add a larger breed for some bigger eggs? Just one or two... Would the big girl pick on the banties?

  2. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    I used to have a few BOs in with my bantam flock. They never caused problems, but I only had 3 in a flock of 12.
  3. Kanchii

    Kanchii Songster

    Shouldnt be a problem. There will be some fighting, either way, but that's unavoidable. You'll never know until you give it a try.
  4. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

    Mar 29, 2008
    Riverside/Norco, CA
    I have three adult silkie girls in with my three month old copper black marans. Some of the roos are learning to tread the silkies, and I can see that pretty soon I will have to separate them, but not today..

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by