mixing breeds in a 12X 12x 8' high coop

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by joe28532, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. joe28532

    joe28532 New Egg

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    I just started my first chicken coop. I bought three small(two month old BANTAMS). I'm now wanting to get some better egg layers. Is it wise to put a couple of grown Rhode Island Reds with these three small Bantams?????

    please advise, Thanks
     
  2. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Usually bantams and large fowl get along just fine. I would quarantine any new birds you bring in, then, when you are ready you should probably put the new girls in a separate pen or cage where they and your bantam girls can see and get to know each other - at least for a couple of days. That way you probably won't have much trouble with them once they establish their pecking order.
     
  3. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    some sources say not to put your baby chickens with adult chickens untill they are 5 months old-regardless, 2 months to me is too young to be with adult chickens, at 5 months then they will have better disease fighting capabilities
     

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