Mixing standards and bantams

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by KathrynB, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. KathrynB

    KathrynB Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 6 standard chicks( 3 brahmas 3 redstars) I was thinking about ordering some bantam chicks. Can they live all together in one coop? My current chicks are only 2 and a half weeks old so they are still in the brooder, but I (of course) already want more breeds and I figured I better a back up plan just in case any of my chicks turn out to be roosters.
     
  2. weimlikeschicks

    weimlikeschicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 11 standard birds, comprised of a few breeds and even a few age variances. They reside with two Partridge Cochin Bantums and so far everything seems fine. One of the bantums got sick and needed to be removed for a time, but when I reintroduced the little guy there still didn't seem to be any problems at all.

    They are going to be separated for space reasons pretty soon, half standards in one brooder and half and the bantums in the other, but I don't think the bantums are even the bottom birds.
     
  3. KathrynB

    KathrynB Out Of The Brooder

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    o good, I really want a Mille Fleur Bearded d'Uccle bantum and a silver sebright! Thanks for the input!
     

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