Mixing Bantams with Barred Rocks???

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chicks4kids, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. chicks4kids

    chicks4kids Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    Northern Indiana
    I have 3 Leghorns, 1 Austrolorpe/Cochin, and 1 Roo, 1 RIR, and 12 Barred Rock Hens.

    1. Can I get some bantams and put them in with my full size chickens??

    2. Should I get a Bantam roo to go with the Bantam hen or just stick with my full size roo?

    I just went to pick up about 7 cases of canning jars **FOR FREE** and the lady there has bantam hens (also 8 babies) and some roos she is just dying to give away!! They are so cute!!

    Anyone have any cons to this idea?? Pros?? I can accomodate new additions to my flock, however they would have to be in the same coop.
  2. littlepatchofheaven

    littlepatchofheaven Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 19, 2007
    They will be fine! i have banty's with my full size chickens and ducks, they all get along fine! and you wont need a banty rooster your big one will do the job!

  3. stephhassler

    stephhassler Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 30, 2009
    Eastern Iowa
    I have banties with my full size gals as well. Everyone gets along fine. The two banties stick together and are so cute.

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