introducing bantams to full size breeds


In the Brooder
6 Years
Jul 30, 2013
south carolina
I currently have a flock of 19 chickens that are all large breeds. This is a new flock so they are fairly young still, 2 months to 3 months old. A friend of ours also has chickens, but they live in a neighborhood and, therefore, can not have roosters. He is looking for someone to take his silkie rooster. While another rooster would not be too much for my flock, I am not sure how such a small breed would do with mine. Can a small little guy make it with larger breeds? I have no experience with bantam breeds, but don't mind helping a friend out. By the same token I'd hate to take the little guy they lovingly raised only to have mine peck it to death. Any thoughts?


8 Years
Mar 26, 2011
Southern Utah
When your chickens are young, its easy to introduce more chickens of the same age. If the silkie is about the age of your chickens, go ahead and he'll be fine but watch both sides.

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