Can you mix standard breeds & small breeds?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by steffpeck, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. steffpeck

    steffpeck Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2007
    Erda, UT
    I really think I would like some silkies, sizzles, frizzles and some of the other darling little things. Would they be ok with my big chickens or do the small breeds need to be kept seperately??
     
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have mixed pens without problems. But my large fowl where raised with bantams.
     
  3. Napalongtail

    Napalongtail Longtail Longtimer

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    I too mix and match my free range flock. From the little dutch to a giant cochin hen. I even turn out the juvenile birds with the big flock. They all sleep together and get along fine. 1 word of caution would be to not run a super large roo with the mix as some have had issues with big roos hurting the bantams.
     
  4. BIDaBIRD

    BIDaBIRD New Egg

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    I have large chickens along with bantams and silkies, no problems with them together.[​IMG]
     
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Mine were mixed no problem too.
     
  6. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    Yup, I have a mixed flock with out any issues. [​IMG]
     
  7. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    I have a mixed free ranged Flock![​IMG]
     

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