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Should you let Bantam chickens free range with your big chickens?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by EmeraldRuby, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. EmeraldRuby

    EmeraldRuby Chirping

    Jun 18, 2014
    Just asking , because we might be getting Bantam chickens soon and we have 4 big chickens. So I was wondering if you should let Bantam chickens free range with your big chickens. [​IMG] Thank you guys! P.S The regular chickens are 1 year olds in about 1 month 1/2.

  2. white guinea333

    white guinea333 In the Brooder

    Jun 14, 2014
    Introduce only adult bantams and do it slowly. Otherwise the bantams can get picked on and possibly killed by the bigger chickens as they are being put into the pecking order. Besides that they do very well free ranging.
  3. wacacta

    wacacta In the Brooder

    Feb 19, 2015
    United Kingdom
    I have large fowl and bantams living happily together. As long as they have enough space they should be OK. I second the only putting adults bantams in, younger ones are easily picked on.

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