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Chicken Newbie.....questions

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kkelly003, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. kkelly003

    kkelly003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi...

    I am a chicken newbie....my husband and I are planning on getting our first chickens this spring...i would love to have a few Bantams and regular chickens...is it safe to house them together? I've heard mixed reviews : (


    Thank you! Kim
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Howdy from Kansas, Kim, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! Best of luck to you!
     
  3. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
    It all depends if you plan on breeding (getting a rooster) normally a standard size rooster is to large for some of the smaller bantams, In my main pen I run a variety of different breeds because they are so much fun but I never plan on breeding any of them bantams to standards or standards to bantams....so many to choose from and so lovely to look at! just enjoy!
     
  4. rockinpaints

    rockinpaints Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Ohio!! Glad you could join! [​IMG]
     
  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan :D

    Apart from breeding issues, if they are raised together they usually do fine.
     
  6. dfrost7

    dfrost7 Just Hatched

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    I'm a newbie, too, so I'll be looking for the answer to your question. Welcome!
     
  7. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Welcome To BYC!! :) Glad you joined.

    Yes its safe as long as you have more then 1 bantam.
     
  8. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!!
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    Glad you joined us!!!
     
  9. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I raise mine together. My itty bitty Serama rooster somehow manages to fertilize my Brahma's eggs lol. Otherwise they get along fairly well though bantams are known to be a bit spunky. Welcome btw!
     
  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] I've got a few different breeds, standards and 5 bantams, all living together fine. The bantams got bullied a bit at first because they came after the standards, but they get along now.
     

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