Bantam rooster with full sized hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by pfoster, Oct 1, 2014.

  1. pfoster

    pfoster In the Brooder

    Feb 15, 2013
    We rescued a little Mille Fleur bantam rooster. We have a young flock of BO and BA that are now starting to lay. I see him mount them often, but I'm pretty sure absolutely no contact whatsoever of their vents has happened since he is so much smaller than the girls. Has ANYONE had a bantam rooster actually fertilize a full sized hen? We are hoping for no fertlized eggs and it's nice to let the Roo think he's doing "his job".
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Some actually learn to grab the backs of the hens and lean way down to get the job done - others do not. Fertile eggs are fine to eat - they do not develop until incubated.

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