Is this OK to do?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sixgirls, May 4, 2009.

  1. sixgirls

    sixgirls New Egg

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    A month ago I got 2 Barred Plymouth Rocks, 1 Buff Orpington, 1 Astrolorp, and 2 Americaunas. Today they have Silkie Bantams coming into the chicken store. I'd love to get one or two but I don't know if it'll be an issue 1) putting Bantams with Laying Hens and also 2) Putting in a new tiny chick with 6 week old chicks.

    Does anyone know the answer to these questions?

    Thank you!
     
  2. noitulover

    noitulover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    bantams in with standards is usually not a problem, however i would wait awhile before mixing the two (because of age, not size). if they are a week apart it isn't too much of a problem, but six weeks is a little much.
     
  3. sixgirls

    sixgirls New Egg

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    Thanks for the quick response. So would the Silkie need it's own setup? (Lamp, Box, Feeder, Waterer?)
     
  4. noitulover

    noitulover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes, i would go ahead and get another box, feeder, waterer and lamp. although the standards might not need the lamp anymore if it's kind of warm where you are from and they are almost fully feathered or completely feathered. they might be ready to go outside in the coop.

    you'll be able to put them together when they are older!

    i have a two bantams in with my small flock of standards and we're currently raising a sebright bantam and a standard RIR together who are inseparable. so bantams and standards do just fine together!
     
  5. Jessika

    Jessika Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ditto....I agree with noitulover [​IMG]

    Well said! [​IMG]
     
  6. sunnibunny99

    sunnibunny99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 3 bantys in with my reg. size pullets. (Well their the same age...)


    But because of age maybe not
     

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