Bantams, in pairs?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by FiveMileFarmer, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. FiveMileFarmer

    FiveMileFarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    hi, I have chickens but i am new to bantams. i found some nice ones for sale online near where i live. the guy is telling them in pairs, one pullet and one cock. is it ok to keep a pair of bantams like this? or will the cock over-breed the poor hen to death? please let me know, I couldn't find my answer elsewhere! THANKS!!!
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    It depends on the breed and individual birds, some are fine, so aren't.
     
  3. FiveMileFarmer

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    They are old English bantams @oldhenlikesdogs
     
  4. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    They a bit more a feisty and active breed, you could try and see how it goes, worse case you will need more hens, bantam seem better with less hens 4-8 seem to be the best numbers, though I have seen some bantam roosters form a loving bond with a single hen and be absolutely in love with her and only her.
     
  5. FiveMileFarmer

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    I think the most my wife would let me get away with would be two hens and a Roo. Hopefully that will be enough for him. Heck, if I only get 1 wife, he should be happy with two!
     
  6. 21hens-incharge

    21hens-incharge Overrun With Chickens

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    This made me about fall over laughing. Perhaps make sure they are not the nagging kind.

    All jokes aside... I like the OEGB and hope things work out well for them and you.

    No advice really but you made me laugh and I thought you should know that.
     
  7. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    Your wife might change her mind when she sees how stinking cute they are and how squeaky the crow. Sorry you are stuck with a single wife, my husband thinks one is more than enough.
     
  8. FiveMileFarmer

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    hahaha....

    should i get old english or black-tailed buffs??
     
  9. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Lots of Chickens Premium Member

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    I like the black tailed buff better, but it's what you like in the coloring.

    Edited to add I think you mean the regular red and black coloring by the old English color.
     
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  10. FiveMileFarmer

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    They're old English red bb
     

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