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Hello--

Quick question: Can a bantam rooster be beneath a hen in the pecking order?

I have a dark brahma cockerel bantam (3.5 months old) in a flock with dominiques of the same age. A lot of the hens seem to be above him in the pecking order as he is submissive when they peck him in a "play fight." I should also note that there is a dominique cockerel in the flock who is the alpha male.

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Hello--

Quick question: Can a bantam rooster be beneath a hen in the pecking order?

I have a dark brahma cockerel bantam (3.5 months old) in a flock with dominiques of the same age. A lot of the hens seem to be above him in the pecking order as he is submissive when they peck him in a "play fight." I should also note that there is a dominique cockerel in the flock who is the alpha male.

Thanks!

Yes definitely! I have had even standard size roosters be under hens in a pecking order. As long as the bantam is not being abused by the hens, I wouldn't worry about it. 

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Yes!

 

My formal Roo was way under the pecking order, I was surprised when he wasn't the big Roo. 

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I am a Proud Owner of a male American Black duck and two female Rouen's!!!

Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

-Matthew 6:26

 

 

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