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One Standard Raised with 3 Bantams?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by OhThePlaces, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. OhThePlaces

    OhThePlaces In the Brooder

    Apr 9, 2012
    We are new to raising chickens... We currently have 3 (2 week old) bantam chicks. We would like to add one more chick to our little flock. My husband would love to have a barred rock. Could having one standard pullet be an issue with bantams?

    We live in the 'burbs, so we'll need to rehome any Roos.

    Also, at what age can you start to tell a bantam's sex?

    Thank you!
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2012

  2. Aeropennchick

    Aeropennchick Songster

    Mar 20, 2012
    Southern PA
    I wouldn't think you'd have a problem, especially considering the big girl will be outnumbered, and especially if you get it as a chick and raise them together.

    As for sexing your bantams, I think it depends on the breed. I have two silkies that I'm sure I won't be sure what they are until they either crow or lay an egg, but most of the other breeds you can tell much earlier. Post some pics in the What Breed of Gender is This section and see what responses you get!

    AND Welcome to BYC :)

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