Chicken Newbie.....questions

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

  1. 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 Crowing

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

    kidcody Crowing 7 Years

    [​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 Songster

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    Welcome from Ohio!! Glad you could join! [​IMG]
     

  5. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Free Ranging 7 Years

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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 In the Brooder

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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 Crowing Premium Member

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

    myfinefeatheredfriends Songster

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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 7 Years

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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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