bantam rooster with standard hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jen1972, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. jen1972

    jen1972 New Egg

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    I got 12 chicks in March, was told all were hens, that was about 50% right.
    I ended up with
    1 standard size polish rooster
    4 standard polish hens
    2 standard rhode island hens

    4 bantam roosters
    and I believe 1 bantam hen

    Feed store will take the roosters back, doing that tomarrow.
    Question is if I keep 1 bantam rooster will he be able to get together with the full size hens so I can have my own chicks hatch?

    Thanks for any help, Jen
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2008
  2. shaylee

    shaylee Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a little bantham cochin named Lil Roo. He will breed with anything and everything any size. My small Pyle hen to my very large Brahma hen. (trust me, a sight to see and a definate fit of laughter over that) I have a lot of cochin mutts because of him. He is teeny tiny also. My banty rooster, Rascal, could eat this little guy. Hope this helps. [​IMG]
     
  3. a2ms4chickens

    a2ms4chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a banty RIR roo and he is able to do his thing with my Br and red sexlink. He tries with my BO, but I'm not sure how successful he is. Recently hatched 13 chicks, and not one is a BO. [​IMG]
     
  4. jen1972

    jen1972 New Egg

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    Hi,
    Thank you guys for helping. I think I'll keep 1 bantam rooster and take the rest of the roosters back. Maybe I'll get lucky and get somemore chicks with the little rooster around, plus the one bantam rooster is really pretty. Just hopeing the other bantam I keep is a hen, I'm pretty sure it's a hen :)

    Have a GREAT week-end
    Jen
     

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