Solo hen Is this a good new buddy??

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Tripp16, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. Tripp16

    Tripp16 Songster

    May 26, 2011
    North Carolina
    Well today a hawk attacked one of my two beloved bantams. It killed one and now my poor hen has no one to roost with or play with. I cant put her with my big hens because they beat her up and she cant be with the silkie chicks either.

    I was looking on craigslist and found some D`anvers but I dont know much about that breed and my girl is a BB Red bantam so in case you dont know they are only a little bit bigger than a serama. Will these D`anvers hurt my hen?

    Please help! I just dont know what to do.
     
  2. So sorry that happened; it sounds terrible.

    Size isn't all that matters. Um, I mean, you should be fine w/ your new friend. They will simply have to work it out. Remember to keep them separated until you know the new one is healthy.
     
  3. PtldChick

    PtldChick Songster

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    D'Anvers is another bantam and size should be fine - pretty similar to an OEGB. According to Ideal, weights are almost the same.

    Good luck!
     

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