Substitutions in flock order-now only one banty

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Penske, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. Penske

    Penske Songster

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    Hi all,

    MPC had to make substitutions in my order, which is fine, but now instead of 3 bantums, I'll only have one (a Buff Brahma).

    Will the one bantum be OK in a flock of 14 standards? 2 are cochins...

    I have 144" of roost space (2-6 foot roosts)(and can add more if needed). With the guidelines, I'll need 148". Do they sometimes squish together more???? Should I wait before adding another roost??

    Thanks for your help.

    Lisa
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    They will squish together and I doubt 4 inches will break the deal. As for banty in the flock, she could do fine, but be careful if she is too small a standard roo can hurt her while mating and she might get pecked on. It will depend on how small she is vs the rest.
     
  3. Penske

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    Thanks, Silkie, for your reply!

    They are all hens-no roos. The bantum will be a Buff Brahma, so she will top out at about 2 pounds. The rest will be in the range from 4.5# (Lt. Brw Leghorn) to 8.5# cochins.

    I think I'll put some hiding spots in the coop and run just in case.
    I ordered more, but they weren't able to fill the order.


    The chicks arrive in 11 days!

    Thanks! Lisa
     

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