Bantam rooster with full sized hens

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

  1. pfoster

    pfoster Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Premium Member

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    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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