Introducing normal size hens to bantams?

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

  1. LB6402012

    LB6402012 New Egg

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    Hi,
    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!
    Thankyou!
     
  2. SueT

    SueT Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi, welcome to BYC.....as 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

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