bantam rooster, regular hens?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by djmooney, May 18, 2009.

  1. djmooney

    djmooney Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2009
    i am wondering if i put a bantam rooster in my flock with 10 regular sized hens if they would pick on him. i dont know much about chickens and how they would react with a small bird with them.

    also i was wondering if they could halve chicks and if they did would they be big, small or medium?[​IMG]:jumpy
  2. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    don't know the answer to your "could they have chicks/what would they look like" part, but Mr. Big Stuff (bantam BB red rooster) has NO problems with hens picking on him; he aggravates them beyond belief mating with them, despite the fact that he has two bantam BBred hens of his own... [​IMG] He definitely thinks he's big enough to get the job done. The alpha roo Sarge isn't too keen on Mr. Big Stuff's activity with the ladies and will run over and disrupt the proceedings if he's close enough. [​IMG]
  3. Yes , I have heard of bantam Roo breeding with standard size hens .Their offspring is usually bantam to medium size , a lil smaller than the standard size hen used .
  4. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

    May 24, 2008
    Southeast Arkansas
    The hens don`t mind, and he doesn`t tear their backs up like a big guy either, and yes he can get the job done.
  5. DiVon80

    DiVon80 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Pearl River,Louisiana
    I have kept a bantam cochin roo with some big girls, None of the big girls had fertile eggs. Just my experience. Of course these were Buff O's so he would of needed a ladder. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  6. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

    Jan 12, 2007
    Land of Lincoln
    Or their butt fluffs trimmed...that would get the pair started on some babies!

    Yes bantam roos can breed regular sized hens without a problem. I had full grown chickens that are between the size of bantam and LF. So medium size is the way to go.
  7. djmooney

    djmooney Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2009

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