Bantam Hens, Large Rooster?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by allosaurusrock, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. allosaurusrock

    allosaurusrock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi everybody! I currently have a fairly large black australorp rooster, and I'm wondering if it is okay to keep bantams with him. There are many different breeds of bantams that I want, but I do not have room to build a separate pen. I want to make sure he won't hurt them. Thanks!
  2. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2015
    McVeytown PA
    As long as he don't hurt the hens u have already he shouldn't hurt the bantams as I have an EE rooster doesn't hurt the hens and he has bantam hens that he hops on and he don't hurt them
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  3. allosaurusrock

    allosaurusrock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for the information![​IMG]
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    That's a really big size difference, Australorps are around 10 pounds, most bantam are less than a pound. I wouldn't recommend it, your hens could get hurt.
  5. allosaurusrock

    allosaurusrock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you! I'll try weighing him some time.

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