is it Safe to Overwinter my NN Buff Bantam Hen with the LB Chickens

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  1. 1TurkenLover

    1TurkenLover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    is it Safe to Overwinter my NN Buff Bantam Hen with the LB Chickens ?
    I'll be taking her chicks to auction and think her alone in Coop will be too Cold.


    Butter - NN Buff Bantam Hen, has no tail feathers just rounded butt. [​IMG] I've forgotten what someone said it was called.

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    Her Coop and 8 x 3 run

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    Main Chickens 2 Cockerels 3 Hens
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  2. 1TurkenLover

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    Someone has got to know the answer . [​IMG]
     
  3. gootziecat

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    Often bantams and LF can be housed safely together. Personally I would be a little concerned whether your rooster would hurt her mounting her. But you never know until you try. Be sure to introduce her safely, if you decide to go that route. She's a lovely girl. As to whether she would be too cold alone I can't answer. But she probably would be lonely and unhappy penned alone.
     
  4. 1TurkenLover

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    I'd like to keep her Unhurt :

    IF both of her 9 weeks old chicks are Cockerel, they will go to Auction.

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    Buffy - red Mix about 9 weeks old Jody - Blue mix

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    IF one is Pullet she will stay. with her Mom. . . Problem solved.


    Will any Cockerel Mount her ? can one keep her company ?
    I'm thinking of putting the Barnyard Mutt Cockerel with her in Run/Coop
    for company. I'd put him in with her @ night. they've been
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    separated from each other across the yard since we got her and chicks
    @ auction about 10 weeks ago.
    any thoughts?
     
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  5. gootziecat

    gootziecat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why don't you post your pictures on the NN thread of the youngsters? You really need clearer pictures of the combs and saddle. I would guess the blue is a pullet looking the saddle area, but it still would be a good idea to run the pictures on the NN thread. Can't tell about the other one to even guess. Pick them up and look closely at any feathers growing in the saddle. If there are any shiny pointed ones, it's a cockerel. As to putting your 'cochin' (doesn't look like one) cockerel in with her, seeing each other from long distance for 10 wks is like turning a 2 strangers in together. It only takes a few days for the chickens to forget each other. But being of opposite sex, they will probably get along.
     
  6. 1TurkenLover

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    What is " Cochin " I thought it was feathered feet and Fluffy Body's ? Ok he does not have Fluff, he waddles /runs like a duck and has feathers on his 4 toe feet. wonder what his mix is then ?
    this is what the Breeder said he was ...... same one who guaranteed he was a Pullet .
     
  7. gootziecat

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    "I'm thinking of putting the Cochin Cockerel with her in Run..."
    "What is " Cochin "


    The picture you showed is not a 'Cochin', not even close. Go to the Cochin Thread and look at the pictures. It will explain a whole lot better than I can.

    "..this is what the Breeder said he was ...... same one who guaranteed he was a Pullet."

    This statement says volumes. Regardless, he's a pretty bird, as well as your NNs. Good luck with your birds.
     
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    thank you,
     

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