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Australorp rooster and bantam hen?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Roostah, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. Roostah

    Roostah Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 13, 2008
    Leavenworth, WA
    I have a bantam hen and a Australorp rooster. If the rooster fertilizes the hen, will the egg be too large to come out?
  2. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    No, the size of her eggs won't change.

    What you need to worry about is that giant roo mounting her and not breaking her bones or popping her thighs out of joint or his grabbing her neck and comb and not tearing her to shreds.

    I wouldn't dare put a tiny bantam hen in with a heavy breed rooster.

    You do realize simply by his size he could cause her fatal injuries?

    That is like putting a tea cup poodle in with a german shepard. Not good.
  3. Roostah

    Roostah Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 13, 2008
    Leavenworth, WA
    I was affraid something like that would happen. I got these bantams on a spur of the moment decision. I built another small coop for them because I did not want to put them in with my standard size chickens.
  4. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    I am so glad to know that somebody else just got Bantams on the spur of a moment. I just got 5 and they are going to be separate and have separate times to free range.

    The Delaware roos and Brahma cross roos are going to be huge and I wouldn't want my itty bitty girls hurt with some one 4 times their weight on them.

    I was worried about even the pecking order with these big chickens could pack a pretty powerful peck.

    I wondered the same thing though of what would come out from the cross, but not willing to find out first hand.

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