Bantam Roosters ok With RIR HENS????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by sutphindanesnchickens, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. sutphindanesnchickens

    sutphindanesnchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Will bantam roosters do ok with my RIR and black hens? or will they get the crap kicked out of them b/c of size?
    NEWBY IN OHIO BRRRRR
     
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    It's hard to say if they'll get beat up. There are likely to be fights when first introduced but if the bantams establish themselves as dominant, it'll be fine.
     
  3. sutphindanesnchickens

    sutphindanesnchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    fyi liked your post on Section 8 PROP ...sorry know not chicken related but it was still funny and uplifting
     
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    [​IMG] tee hee hee Sometimes I really should [​IMG]
     
  5. sutphindanesnchickens

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    really should????
     
  6. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    [​IMG] = keep my mouth shut LOL
     
  7. BantyHugger

    BantyHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
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    We have some old (3 gonna be 4 yr old) RIRs and they aren't harmed by our D'uccle roo. They just walk away from him if they don't feel like .... u know. He is only mean to us not the hens. He "protects" the hens.
     
  8. sutphindanesnchickens

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    thanks for the info was wanting some variety but didnt know how'd they would work out.
    thanks
     
  9. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Most bantams can handle about anything. Some breeds, cochins, silkies, and such, will have a hard time fighting off the aggressions of a large hen. Also, the bantam needs to be a mature cock. Even a full size cockeral newcommer will get his but kicked by older hens. A mature cock is much better equiped to assert himself.
     
  10. CATRAY44

    CATRAY44 Lard Cookin Chicken Woman

    Any experience with a Serama roo and standard hens?
     

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