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Bantam hen with standard rooster?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Madisan, Dec 20, 2015.

  1. Madisan

    Madisan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got a bantam chick today. It was free cause it was the last one. If it's a hen will it be okay to put my standard barred rock roo with her? I don't want her getting hurt by him. Thanks
     
  2. miss heny

    miss heny Genetic Expert in learning Premium Member

    As long as she has places to hide yes it is. I have a mix flock myself and never had a issue of the rooster killing/harming the hen.
     
  3. Madisan

    Madisan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay thanks so much!!!
     
  4. miss heny

    miss heny Genetic Expert in learning Premium Member

    No problem! I have actually had a lot of chicks hatch from that size pairing before :lol: poor mama is normally to small to cover them after a month or so.
     
  5. Madisan

    Madisan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awwww lol. This is my first bantam so I'm super excited :) they are so small compared to standard lol
     
  6. miss heny

    miss heny Genetic Expert in learning Premium Member

    I adore mine ;)
     
  7. MadamPoofyBrow

    MadamPoofyBrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep bantam and standard together a lot. I would jsut advise against hatching any of the eggs. I tried this once, and the chicks all got too big for the little bantam eggs, and had to have complicated assisted hatches. There were only two of them. One died after a few hours, and the other is a very rotten rooster [​IMG]
    But as long as you don't plan to hatch her eggs, I'd say it'll be fine. Just watch her a bit closer. She may need a saddle to help her out :)
     
  8. miss heny

    miss heny Genetic Expert in learning Premium Member

    I allow my hens to hatch and she had no issues :confused:h: perhaps it was just that batch?
     
  9. MadamPoofyBrow

    MadamPoofyBrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe so. Maybe the chickens, too. It was a tiny Silkie hen with a bigger than average standard polish roo. He throws big chicks, but they're usually with a big hen.
     
  10. miss heny

    miss heny Genetic Expert in learning Premium Member

    Ah your problem was the chick grew bigger then the egg due to the larger then normal genes that polish threw. Mine was a OEGB hen crossing with a KK. And before that was a RC with a KK

    *KK means Kraienkoppe
     

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