Mixing bantams with regular sized pullets/hens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Siera, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. Siera

    Siera Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 3, 2012
    I have a bantam silkie (17 weeks old and all alone after her two brothers got a new home!) and was curious if there would be problems adding a full-sized pullet or two to my flock. Thanks!
  2. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    Southeastern Ohio
    if you add them when they are smaller (the pullets) I think they will grow used to them (after quarantine time, etc.). I have 2 silkies in my large flock, and at one point they did get pecked on, but that has settled, and now they have a set routine and they do well. I think best to add pullets to them (maybe one at a time so as not to have "gang up on the silkie" issues.

    Good luck.
  3. Smoochie

    Smoochie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 18, 2012
    Silkies would probably fair best being an older hen in the flock. I would be sure the new hens are significantly young ( but of course out of the Brooder).

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