Separate them?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by stilldeb, May 21, 2011.

  1. stilldeb

    stilldeb Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2010
    NW Kentucky
    I got the five Sultans I ordered yesterday from Purely Poultry, along with ten Bantam Barred Rocks I did NOT order. The Sultans are quiet and fall asleep in your hand while the BRs are active and like to peck everything (and appear to be half boys and half girls). The BRs already seem to be a bit bigger than the Sultans, too. Should I separate them? I don't want the Sultans to be constantly overrun by the BRs, who are much more active.

    (and if anybody wants some bantam BRs and lives near Henderson, KY/Evansville, IN and wants to come get them - come on)

    deb g
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I personally would only separate them if you are indeed selling the BBRs.

    If you have to reintegrate later it is just more stress on the flock.

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