Oh Chicken woes/ Wyandot bantams?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Lil'ChickFarm, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Lil'ChickFarm

    Lil'ChickFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today I found out that my three 7 week old mutt EE/RIR babies are all Roos.
    My 9 week old ones are hens.
    So my roos have a new home this weekend.
    I wanted more layers though.
    I located two wyandot silver laced bantams close to me that are hens and are about five months old.
    Please tell me if they will fit ok with my 9 week old ones??

    THEN to my dismay, my silkie chicks that were due tomorrow from Cackle hatchery, did not hatch. THe heat caused a problem there.
    So they rescheduled me until August 12, which is really pushing it for me to get some in with my others.
    How do you mix chickens???
    I am wondering if I should cancel the order now, but I REALLY WANTED SILKIES!! I probably won't as I have considered keeping a couple inside.
    I don't have alot of land for alot of coops here and my chickens can't free range. I am a city lady. [​IMG]
    I wanted a flock of maybe six to eight bantams. Of course I am keeping my two Mutt hens too.
    So I am ready for all you experienced people to give me advice on all this. Thanks.

    OH AND ALL THE INFO ON WYANDOT BANTAMS THAT YOU HAVE PLEASE. HOW MUCH DO THEY WEIGH? ARE THEY GOOD NATURED?
     
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  2. CMTSMWC

    CMTSMWC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have Bantam Wyandottes but I have Standard Golden-Laced Wyandottes and they are great! They are about 2 months old and I have them in with 5 month old girls. I kept them separated for a while so they could interact through a fence but not get picked on too bad. I let them grow a little more then gradually let them out permanently with all the others (let them out with them for a couple hours a day then put them up). Of course this was in the spring and I wouldn't put new chickens together with how hot it's been here because of heat stress. Yours should be fine if you introduce them gradually and since they are bantams the size difference won't be as drastic as it would be if the wyandottes were Standard size.
     
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  3. CMTSMWC

    CMTSMWC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bantam Wyandottes Size

    Male mature weight: 30 oz.
    Female mature weight: 26 oz.
     
  4. Lil'ChickFarm

    Lil'ChickFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh all of this is really good news. I like their size too. Less then two pounds. The EE/RIR's will pass them up eventually, but they will grow up together.
    The bantams are not far from laying too, which is great.
    I am giving up my three little boys but getting two beautiful girls. Four is good. I am happy. I don't want Chicken math to get me too bad as I know how it made me feel when I had Bird math and got more then I could handle.
    They are so darn cute and fun when they are little, but eat like horses and require alot of cleaning etc. I think four is good.
    Now to learn how to keep away parasites and lice and junk. How do they get lice anyway? Don't they have to be around an animal that has it?
     
  5. CMTSMWC

    CMTSMWC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    toritori Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are the Silver Laced Wyandottes when they start laying? We have Silkies and I was wondering if there was any difference.
     

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