Housing Bantams and an Eqyptian Fayoumis hen together?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by LillyCat, May 8, 2019.

  1. LillyCat

    LillyCat In the Brooder

    10
    5
    26
    Apr 8, 2018
    I have a mixed flock of rainbow layers from McMurray that are a little over a year old. My very petite Egyptian Fayoumis hen, Ellen, has a bad leg sprain and is now in isolation. I think Ellen is too small for a my Easter Egger and Wyandotte roos and was likely injured during mating.

    Since she is so small (2# 9oz on the baby scale at my office where I took her for an x-ray), would she do better housed with some bantams? I've considered starting a small bantam flock anyway. They would have a coop and run separate from the bigger birds.

    I worry that Ellen is too big to be with Bantams, but too small to be with my current flock.
     
  2. Norcal527

    Norcal527 Songster

    307
    466
    136
    Mar 22, 2019
    Sacramento area
    I think Fayoumis would do well with bantams
     
    LillyCat likes this.
  3. LillyCat

    LillyCat In the Brooder

    10
    5
    26
    Apr 8, 2018
    Thank you Norcal527! She's on the bottom of the pecking order currently, maybe she'll get some confidence from being with smaller birds :)
     
    Norcal527 likes this.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: