Housing Bantams and heavies together

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by epona4, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. epona4

    epona4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is that ok or do I need to have them seperated?

    Thanks!
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  2. Chicabee19

    Chicabee19 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I need to know the exact same thing!
     
  3. BayCityBabe

    BayCityBabe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it depends if they were all brooder-mates and whether they get along. My Silkies get along well with my standards, so they are all together. I always tell my daughter that we will anticipate troubles, but only react when they occur.
     
  4. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have all sizes in one coop. I have standard, bantam and my rooster is a mix of both. They all get along fine.
     
  5. Judymae

    Judymae Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are all together too. To introduce the bantys to my group of full size chickies I put them in a dog kennel and put it in the corner of the coop. This allowed them to see each other from a safe spot. I did it for a couple of weeks and then just opened the cage door and let them out. They didn't have a problem at all.
     
  6. Justino

    Justino ♪♫ Rockin' Rooster ♪♫

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    Quote:yup, i did that too. seperated em for a bit and slowly introduced em [​IMG]
     
  7. FisherMOM

    FisherMOM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:yup, i did that too. seperated em for a bit and slowly introduced em [​IMG]

    same here!! my banties hold there own just fine!
     
  8. epona4

    epona4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's great! Thanks guys. I just wanted to make sure. Was hoping I didn't have to limit myself to one or the other!! [​IMG]

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  9. cravenchicken

    cravenchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I just got 2 chickens this weekend My first full grown chickens so far.
    I got one standard, one bantie there seemed to be a little pecking to start in that small cage I had in back of the truck, they are just fine now! Did not wake up to a dead bantie !This topic a hind sight thought on my part opppsssss [​IMG]
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  10. epona4

    epona4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This topic a hind sight thought on my part opppsssss

    Well, if I didn't HAVE to wait for a couple weeks I wouldn't have had the time to think of some of these questions! [​IMG]
     

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