Belgian Denver vs Legbar Hen

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by alamn, Sep 16, 2014.

  1. alamn

    alamn Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a Belgian Denver cockerel and a Cream leg bar hen along with 4 other hens, the Cockereal does not have a problem with the other hens but finds it difficult and in most case fails to mate with the Leg bar which is twice its size and very fast, anyone had this type of problem.. maybe its about time I bought a bigger cockereal
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] I've seen bantam cockerels successfully mate with LF hens, but it sounds like a bigger cockerel may be a better idea, if you want to hatch eggs from that hen, otherwise I'd leave the set-up as it is?
     
  3. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Sumi X2 Some small roosters are able to mate with larger hens and some can't. So a bigger roo maybe in order!

    Good luck with your flock and we do welcome you to ours!
     
  4. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] Glad you joined us!

    X3 on Sumi's advice.
     
  5. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]We're glad to have you.

    Sumi's given some good advice.
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Maybe you should get a legbar cockerel, then you could offer purebred chicks for sale. Welcome to the flock.
     
  8. LIChickens

    LIChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC!

    You will find a lot of good information here. Keep on asking questions and you will get many good answers.

    You may also want to read the FAQ below.
     
  9. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    X3 on Sumi.
     
  10. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. A bigger cockerel might solve your problem, but if you do get a bigger cockerel I would remove the smaller cockerel from the flock; not only because the bigger cockerel will abuse him, but also because you are already straining the rooster to hen ratio which is a recommended 1 rooster for every 10 hens. Too many roosters per hen ratio can be very hard physically on your hens; over-breeding them, biting and plucking feathers from their necks and backs, battering the hens, and potentially, seriously injuring them. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Good luck in breeding your Cream Legbar hen.
     

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