Introducing normal size hens to bantams?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by LB6402012, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. LB6402012

    LB6402012 New Egg

    Feb 19, 2017
    Long story but basically I have moved out of a domestic violence situation, happily with my four, young bantam chickens in tow :)
    They live in a large hen house within a 2m x 4m walk in enclosure with electric fencing etc (on a friends farm)

    Problem is I have two older large chickens to move out to safety as well. I'm a bit of a softie with them as I raised these two from eggs and they are so friendly and tame.

    Is putting them in with the bantams a good idea??
    I wont be able to get the money together for a whole new house and enclosure set up, and I don't know if my friend would let me take over more of his land anyway

    If anyone has any experience please let me know. I do have possible homes for them if I cannot keep them, but I'll try my best first!
  2. SueT

    SueT Overrun With Chickens

    May 27, 2015
    SW MO
    Hi, welcome to for integrating chickens, the 'see but don't touch' method is the best way to start. If you can temporarily divide the coop/run, maybe with inexpensive plastic mesh fence, that's a quick fix. There are many forums on integrating newcomers to the flock with all kinds of suggestions. Good luck!
  3. TalkALittle

    TalkALittle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2014
    What are the breeds?

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