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mixing bantams w/ others?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by blueberrychickens, May 12, 2010.

  1. blueberrychickens

    blueberrychickens Songster

    May 12, 2010
    Hudson, MA
    Can I mix bantams with normal sized chickens??? Or will the banties get picked on cuz they are smaller?

  2. lizareny

    lizareny In the Brooder

    May 10, 2010
    I have mixed mine in the past, but all in all the bantams seem the most happy with chickens their own size. I did keep a diligent eye and ear open for any fussing because when a large breed 'picks' on a bantam.....well, a little goes a long way. One good pounce and peck, and your little bantams are feeling the pain. I'm chickenless at the moment, just have one duck and some keets with some baby geese and ducks on order...when I get more chickens I'm sticking with silkies or cochin bantams. Seems after all these years I kinda like them the best for what I want.

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