Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Regular Size and Bantam -- To Mix or Not To Mix?


Regular Size and Bantam -- To Mix or Not To Mix?


by Donna McGlasson from 
Gardens & Chickens & Worms, Oh My!


I see folks with regular-sized chickens and bantams mixed together all the time. Is it wise? Do they get along? Can the larger chickens hurt the bantams? What is the best setting to mix different size chickens, if you do?

Let's face it, chickens are a lot more complicated creatures than folks give them credit for being. Their social order and even the personality of the flock could be a factor.

Should you mix standard and bantam breeds? You'll want to check out this article ...