Mixing banties and standards in the brooder??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by GoChick 101, May 28, 2008.

  1. GoChick 101

    GoChick 101 In the Brooder

    May 3, 2008
    Is it okay if bantams and standards are raised in the same brooder? I've heard that the bantams get picked on more if they are together. Would it be better if there is the same # of bantams and standards? Thanks for the help! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. Crazy4Chicks

    Crazy4Chicks Songster

    Nov 20, 2007
    Glendale, AZ
    last year I raised 15 standard and 5 bantys together - and they were fine - they are a year old now and still get along great.

    in the brooder now I have 10 banty cochins and 1 standard somethingerother and they are getting along great.

    I think if they are the same age and you get them at the same time everyone will get along fine - expect a little pecking order but you will get that from any size baby
    Last edited: May 28, 2008
  3. HenMamma

    HenMamma Songster

    May 10, 2008
    Emmet TWP, MI
    My banties and standards are all together with no problems. If anything the little ones pick more than the big ones.
  4. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Songster

    May 3, 2008
    Mine are fine as well.

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