getting along

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Wldkeith, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. Wldkeith

    Wldkeith New Egg

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    I have 4 road island reds and 2 banies. How long will it take fir them to get along with each other?
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC form northern Michigan [​IMG]

    How old are your birds? How long have they been together?
     
  3. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the site, glad you have joined us!

    It would depend on a few things, plus just the chickens themselves. How old are they?
     
  4. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG] It would be best for you to use a temporary wire partition in the run to separate them - this gives them a chance to become familiar with each other without blood shed. Usually it's good to wait until the smaller chickens catch up on growth the older ones but, bantams will not reach that size.

    when you do try them together - sometimes it's best to do so when they are free ranging or in a large run, so if any are bullied they have places to escape to. Put out an extra feeder / waterer in case the larger chicks won't allow them access.
     
  6. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas Wldkeith, and [​IMG]! Best of luck to you and your flock!
     

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