Banty roo with standard hens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KristaBeth, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. KristaBeth

    KristaBeth Out Of The Brooder

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    How does this situation work out? I have one banty Cochin roo with a flock of 7 standard pullets and 1 banty pullet. They are all still young (5 weeks - 10 weeks) but wondering what will happen when they all grow up?
     
  2. KristaBeth

    KristaBeth Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Anyone?
     
  3. Neilette

    Neilette Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I have a friend who has a mixed flock of around 20, with one large-fowl rooster and one bantam rooster. The banty is top roo! [​IMG] Each boy cares for girls similar in size to them. In your case, I might assume that he would care for all the girls. Would your 1 bantam hen be over-bred? Dunno.
     
  4. schellie69

    schellie69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a bantam rooster and standard and bantam hens he takes care of all 14 girls just fine. I like having a bantam rooster due to the fact that if he gets to big for his tail feathers it is much easier to pick him up and carry him around then a standard rooster.
     
  5. Ang

    Ang Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a bantam rooster with my standard hens. It seems to work out just fine. In fact, there is also a polish roo and a couple of standard roos in there,too. Everyone seems to get along fine.
     
  6. awheel11

    awheel11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a bantam brahma roo with my standard girls. It worked out great! He wasn't too rough on them and was easy to handle. The girls accepted him very well and he took great care of them! He just passed away a month ago [​IMG] and then i got a standard roo....not as good. He was way too rough on the ladies and attacked some people. I had to give him up and am hoping to get a bantam roo again! [​IMG]
     
  7. suzpyoung

    suzpyoung Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a bantam Cochin roo in with 6 standard girls and one RIR banty. One of the standard Ameraucanas is his "favorite" for breeding rather than the bantam girl. He is simply the best rooster - takes extremely good care of them.
     
  8. KristaBeth

    KristaBeth Out Of The Brooder

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    Good to hear all the positive reports! Guess we'll see in a few more months...
     

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