Raising Bantams

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mediazeal, Jan 13, 2010.

  1. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do I need to know about raising bantams?
    I have Golden Penciled Hamburgs in with full sized chickens and all is well.
    But bantams are even smaller. Will they be safe or do I need a separate coop for them?
    thanks
     
  2. Whisper

    Whisper Out Of The Brooder

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    I had full sized and bantam chicks together in one brooder. The standards were hogging all the food, so I split them into two brooders at one week. At six weeks, though, once they'd all feathered out, I put them all into the coop together and they get along fine. Sometimes the bantams get stepped on, but they can also fly to the higher perches a lot easier so it all works out in the end. Just keep plenty of feeders/waterers to make sure everyone gets a chance to eat and drink.
     
  3. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great, thanks for the help
     

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