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bantam rooster with standard hens

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I got 12 chicks in March, was told all were hens, that was about 50% right.
I ended up with
1 standard size polish rooster
4 standard polish hens
2 standard rhode island hens

4 bantam roosters
and I believe 1 bantam hen

Feed store will take the roosters back, doing that tomarrow.
Question is if I keep 1 bantam rooster will he be able to get together with the full size hens so I can have my own chicks hatch?

Thanks for any help, Jen


Edited by jen1972 - 7/25/08 at 10:56am
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I have a little bantham cochin named Lil Roo. He will breed with anything and everything any size. My small Pyle hen to my very large Brahma hen. (trust me, a sight to see and a definate fit of laughter over that) I have a lot of cochin mutts because of him. He is teeny tiny also. My banty rooster, Rascal, could eat this little guy. Hope this helps. smile

Stay at home mom to Develin (7) and Emery (3) Several chickens-Turkens,buffs,e.e.,banties,sicilian buttercups,1 lone leghorn,etc. Several cats and kittens, the occasional stray dog, 3 ferrets and a partridge in a pear tree ;0)
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Stay at home mom to Develin (7) and Emery (3) Several chickens-Turkens,buffs,e.e.,banties,sicilian buttercups,1 lone leghorn,etc. Several cats and kittens, the occasional stray dog, 3 ferrets and a partridge in a pear tree ;0)
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I have a banty RIR roo and he is able to do his thing with my Br and red sexlink.  He tries with my BO, but I'm not sure how successful he is.  Recently hatched 13 chicks, and not one is a BO.              idunno

Luv our residents of the Hot Wings Stables- SilverDuckwing OEGB, Black Dutch, Black Orpington bantam, Blue splash OEGB, and lots of laying hens: Ameracauna, buff orpington, barred rock, buckeyes, and 3 roosters to keep them in line.   Also, 1 adoring husband, 2 awesome teenage boys, and 2 cats.
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Luv our residents of the Hot Wings Stables- SilverDuckwing OEGB, Black Dutch, Black Orpington bantam, Blue splash OEGB, and lots of laying hens: Ameracauna, buff orpington, barred rock, buckeyes, and 3 roosters to keep them in line.   Also, 1 adoring husband, 2 awesome teenage boys, and 2 cats.
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Hi,
Thank you guys for helping.  I think I'll keep 1 bantam rooster and take the rest of the roosters back.   Maybe I'll get lucky and get somemore chicks with the little rooster around, plus the one  bantam rooster is really pretty.  Just hopeing the other bantam I keep is a hen, I'm pretty sure it's a hen :-)

Have a GREAT week-end
Jen

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