Can you mix bantams and full size?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by my first peepers, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. my first peepers

    my first peepers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure if this is the right place to post this...
    I have 3 EE girls and will have one roo (once I find a home for the other [​IMG] ). I am already dreaming of what chicks to get in the spring. Are there any problems with mixing bantams and full size breeds? i.e. is it safe for the bantams?
     
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  2. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    I have 3 bantams in with 17 standard hens and 1 standard roo. I havn't had any trouble. My 1 silkie (Paris!) is very small, but she is bossy and they leave her alone. In fact 2 of the bantams are on the top rung of the roost! They look silly way up there squished between those big girls! Sometimes you really have to look for them![​IMG] I say go for it!
     
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  3. my first peepers

    my first peepers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!
    When is a safe age to mix them with the big girls?
     
  4. funonahonda

    funonahonda Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is alright just don't put the banties with the big hens to young or the older ones will peck and bullie them:eek:
     
  5. 1acrefarm

    1acrefarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2007
    Georgia
    I would wait till the banties are full grown. I have a little banty hen that can't be much over a pound. She could whip just about any standard size bird I have. She did get her tail feathers handed to her one day when she got too close to my mallards ducklings. The big hens respect her.
     
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