introducing bantams to full size breeds

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by junecleavage, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. junecleavage

    junecleavage Out Of The Brooder

    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?
  2. Whittni

    Whittni Overrun With Chickens

    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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