This is my first time with a bantam breed and I have some questions about what to do with the mix of bantams and standard breeds. I have 37 eggs in the bator (27 silkie and 10 Lavender/Split Orpingtons) and realizing not all will hatch, I still want to be ready for them. Is it safe to put both breeds into the same brooder? Will it depend on the number of each breed that hatch? Or is it better to just separate them from the start? My goal is to integrate these chicks into the main coop when they are big enough to join my other flock. I plan to move the Lav Orpington's and Silkies to the outside coop/brooder when they are 4 weeks old and have them side-by-side with the current flock until around 6 weeks old when they should be able to move over to the main coop and be without heat lamp (depending on weather/temps). Thanks for your help!