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Hi

 

We found a little bantam out by the road and we took her home. We can't find her owners so we're keeping her. (She's lovely.) Anyway, as we already have chickens we need to introduce her to them at some point. We've introduced chickens into our existing flock a few times now so we've some experience of how that goes.

 

We know that we need another young hen or bantam to go with her so that we can introduce two of them to the larger flock else there's a chance they night kill her. She's so tiny. As it's January I'm not sure where I'm going to find young bantams or young hen chicks? Any ideas?

 

Would it best to get another bantam ? Should I get more than one? (Any excuse to get another feathered friend. :) )

 

I really don't know what to do for the best her and would love any advice you can offer.

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I would get another bantam yes. Preferably one that's similar to her. Do you know what she is? Can you post a photo. I have seen some for sale lately so you should be able to find something.

 

We'll done for rescuing her - lucky little girl :D

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How lucky to find a bantam :D

I too would get her a little friend so that you then introduce 2 at a later date.

Are you sure she is a girl ?

Would also love to see a photo.

 

Just seen your other post and we definitely need photos of pekins and any pekin friends you get her :D

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She's a girl... she laid a little egg on Tuesday, which was lovely. It made me believe that she was none the worse for her little adventure out in the open. However she survived for 2 or 3 days out there on her own I can't imagine. There's a fox walks down that track... there are two large boxers that live in the house at the bottom. Although, they are nice dogs and well cared for so perhaps they'd have ignored her even if they had spotted her.

 

She's excited to see us now and 'chucks' away when she spies banana. I'm quite hooked :) I think she's a pekin but if you think otherwise please let me know.

 

Thank you for all the advice.

 

This is her all dried out and befeathered...

 

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She's beautiful. A Pekin for sure. Lavender I would say. Possibly laced, though hard to tell. Be interesting to see what others think

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I just knew she'd look like that :D I assume she has feathery legs and is really quite small and laid you a small cream egg? If so, she is a blue pekin :D She is a lovely girl, just perfect :D You just need to find her a name now :D

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Definitely a girl then if she laid you an egg :lol:

 

She is very pretty :D

And yes, pekins chatter a lot.

Mine love to sit on my lap for a cuddle and chat the whole time they are there.

Can't wait to see what friend you will choose her :mrgreen:

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Thank you. It's good to know that she's definitely a pekin and yes we'll get her a Pekin friend (or 2 ... well they'll be a lot room to fill).

 

She does have feathery legs and she did lay a small cream coloured egg. It seemed quite large given the size of her. It's only been a few days but she already comes right up to the door to say hello so I'm hopeful of more cuddles in the future.

 

My big chooks will come and sit on your lap or the back of a garden chair. Pickwick would happily try and sit on your shoulder and I'm sure once she's settled she'll be a great little character to have around.

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When LMW was small she had a Pekin that she used to bring into the house and they would sit in front of the t.v. Both engrossed in CBBC. She'd have taken the chook to bed with her if she had had her way :lol:

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When LMW was small she had a Pekin that she used to bring into the house and they would sit in front of the t.v. Both engrossed in CBBC. She'd have taken the chook to bed with her if she had had her way :lol:

 

Awww, that's really sweet.

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