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

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    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

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    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

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    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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