introducing bantams into a standard flock...

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ilovemychickens5110, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. ilovemychickens5110

    ilovemychickens5110 In the Brooder

    Jan 8, 2011
    My friend wants to give her two bantam silkies to me and I already have a flock of nine chickens with 2 roosters and 7 hens. They are about 8 months old and her chickens are about 2 years old. Does anyone know how I should introduce the two to my current flock?
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2011
  2. AnnainMD

    AnnainMD Songster

    Feb 1, 2010
    Eldersburg, MD
    Quarantine first, you won't regret it. But you MAY if you don't. A month is ideal I believe.

    I put mine in at night after everyone had gone to roost. She got harassed for a while but that's the way of the chicken world. You can't stop the pecking order but I would keep an eye out for any over-the-top harassment.

    Oh but they're bantams?? Hmmm, that may change things. I'm assuming you have standards? Maybe someone else can chime in.

    You may get more responses if you alter the title of your post to say something like "How to introduce bantams into a standard flock?"

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