wyndotte bantam in with the big girls

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by cat, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. cat

    cat Songster

    Jul 9, 2008
    i have been given a goldlace bantam wyndotte, she is only 3 months old, and she is tiny compared to my orpington and Cochin. when she is fully grown will she be safe with them and will she eventually be big enough to free range, or will she be small enough for a cat to kill.
  2. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    As far as free ranging I am not sure. I do have 3 bantams in with 17 full size hens and 1 roo. They seem to do just fine. 2 of the bantams even get the top roost.
  3. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    Introduce her slowly and keep her separate (in another cage but visible). When you feel everyone would be safe, put her in the coop at night so they all wake up together.

    There will probably be squabbles but it will work itself out with patience and time on your part.

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