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Banties with standards

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by crazychicken, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. crazychicken

    crazychicken Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    The only problem would be my bantam hen might get squashed by my standard roo.

    Right anything else I might need to know?
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2009

  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

    Jun 14, 2008
    South Puget Sound
    Some banties have big personalities and many don't know they're small. My little girl is only 20 ounces but don't tell her that: she'll cluck up a storm if something loud (like a thumping bass) upsets her.
  3. crazychicken

    crazychicken Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    lol kida like my brother barely three feet but with a big mouth and bigger personality.
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2009
  4. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    We have some Old English Game Banties in with our BLRW, and never had a problem. [​IMG]
  5. scooter147

    scooter147 Songster

    Jul 30, 2008
    Most people assume it would be the big hens picking on the little fellas, not true in my flock the bantams rule the roost.
    When they have their pecking order squabbles the big hens wear out quick and give into the fisty banties.
  6. We have a very diverse flock. *pokes sig* However, our only roos are banties to prevent this problem. Fertility is great all the same. The bantam hens are somewhat lower in the pecking order but all works out fine because our guys are hen-pecked.
  7. Darin115

    Darin115 Songster

    Apr 28, 2008
    Asheboro, NC
    I have a few bantams. One hen in particular, Wildcat, rules the roost. She is a small red hen that I purchased from Southern States 2 years ago. She pretty much controls everything that goes on around her. The bantam rooster seams to ask her if it is ok to mate with her. If she is not ready, she lets him know pretty quick.

    I had them in with black sex-link hens last year and she kept them all in line. She will stand up to them with flared neck feathers and they seam to back off in a hurry.

    She loves me and waits at the door when she hears the 4-wheeler drive up. If I do not pick her up she will follow me around and peck my boots until I reach down and pick her up. She likes to sit on my shoulder and look down on all the other chickens. If I go in after dark she will fly off the roost onto my shoulder as soon as I turn the coop light on. She is a small spoiled hen with attitude.


  8. rebecca10782

    rebecca10782 Songster

    Apr 24, 2008
    We have two 7 week old bantam cochins. They have there own little cage to hide in if the big girls start to get mean. I have been worried because they are so incredibley tiny. At seven weeks, they look like two week old standards. They have the best diet and life possible, so I figure they were just breed very small. Anyway, I let them all out into the front the other day, and was give them some cheese for a treat. Two of the big (very mean) girls were eating and Piccolina ran right under one and stole her cheese! My first thought was "You better pick her up 'cause she going to get her butt kicked!" The two big girls just got upset and ran away [​IMG] I couldn't believe it! All the big girls are so sweet to us, but they don't take anything from the other chickens. So, I have no idea why they let that little thing steal there treat. I was just craking up because they got so offended and just ran away to sulk [​IMG] Maybe it was because they knew that they would get a good swat on the butt if they beat up the babies in front of me [​IMG] Mabye it is because they are still so tiny and see them as helpless. They are so mean to the teenage girls for no reason! Chickens are definetley entertaining.

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