Introducing bantams and adult chickens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by otonoh, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. otonoh

    otonoh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to add 3-4 adult chickens to a flock of 5 bantams. The adults have been out of the coop at a friends house. The bantams are new. I was thinking of letting the bantams get used to the coop and then bringing the adults back. Do you think there will be much fighting? Will the adults remember their home after a week? Any thoughts
     
  2. LeJeune1

    LeJeune1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a mixed flock of LF and Bantams, with few problems. I have a 27 X 37 pen. I have Ameraucana, Leghorn, Barred Holland, Cornish Bantam and Dutch Bantam. Inside the pen I have a seperate area reserved for the bantams, mainly the Dutch. I keep "the hatch door" open to allow the bantams to go in-out Most of the LF can't/don't go in but the bantams can retreat in there if they need a refuge.
     
  3. otonoh

    otonoh Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you for the reply.
     

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