Adding A Bantam Rooster With Standards Hens

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by azhenhouse, Jan 23, 2011.

  1. azhenhouse

    azhenhouse Songster

    Jul 12, 2010
    North Eastern Arizona
    Would it be safe to add a Silkie Rooster with 11 standard hens?

  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Well, I'm sure he'll like it. The hens may be less than enthusiastic till they get used to him, though.
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    What speckledhen said.

    Plus, it would be a hoot to watch the flock interaction once he becomes The Rooster of This Flock. [​IMG]
  4. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    I think it will work, just keep an eye on them so they don't peck his fuzzy little head.

    I have a bantam Cochin roo "Bug" in a coop with a Light Brahama mix, a BLRW, an EE and a bantam frizzle and they all do just fine. He is a very attentive roo and tries to mate with all the hens, although I'm not sure how successful he is with the girls that are twice his size! These chickens were all hatched at the same time and grew up together.

    Last edited: Jan 23, 2011

  5. midget_farms

    midget_farms Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    I have a silkie roo with my standard hens.

    I have 3 buff orps, 3 aracauna, 1 red sex link & 2 silkie hens.

    THey all get along fine.
  6. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    My little d'uccle roo is top dog with my big girls. He was older than them when I got him though, so I suspect that played a big part of them accepting his leadership almost immediately.
  7. PepsNick

    PepsNick Back to Business

    May 9, 2010
    Egglanta, GA
    It'll be a little hard for him to do his job, but I'm sure nothing bad can really happen.

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