Chicken math got me again.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by AnotherKim, Feb 10, 2015.

  1. AnotherKim

    AnotherKim Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2012
    I went to the feed store hoping to find ducklings. No such luck, yet, but plenty of chicks. I ended up coming home with a Delaware, a Silver Lace Wing Wyandotte, and a Sicilian Buttercup. Unfortunately, I didn't check to see how they get along with bantams. Fingers crossed that they don't kill my Silkies and Sultan. I may need to rethink my coop situation in the next couple of months.
  2. PirocaKeeper

    PirocaKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 21, 2014
    Western Massachussetts
    You should be ok, most people that have variety in their backyard flocks have bantam and large fowls living together. Keep an eye for the first few days you put them together. The younger they are the easiest it is. They will establish a pecking order and life will move along. make sure you check they are all getting food, especially the little ones.
  3. CliffB

    CliffB Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2014
    My flock is all different sizes and they all do fine. Something you can do is make an area of your coop that is blocked off to any large birds so that if they start bullying the bantams they have somewhere to run to and hide.

  4. AnotherKim

    AnotherKim Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2012
    Thanks for the replies. It makes me feel a lot better.

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