Big Roo little hen

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So in my chicken area there are silki hens and roo and an sea bright hen and an Rhode Island Red Roo named Funkey. I think the Roos made an deal that The silkies can be with the silki roo and Funkey wanted the Seabright. I was out there an little while ago and I think that Funkey tried to mate with Sebe. [​IMG] Funkey Is Huge and sebe can sit eaisly in my hand. Do I need to get rid of him:/? This is the first time I have sceen him do this to her. Is there a way to keep him ?[​IMG] He is the only standred sized chicken. Do Chickens have an breeding season? [​IMG] please Help
     
  2. justin24

    justin24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    put him with some biger hens the silkie roo would be fine but funkey to big
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Chicken breeding season is year round. RIR rooster attempting to breed a sebright hen is a recipe for disaster - injury or death to the hen.
     
  4. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't have any standred sized hens [​IMG] Guess we will have to get rid of him is there any other choice?? [​IMG]
     
  5. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Get yourself another coop/run and have large fowl on one side, bantams on the other?
     
  6. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats an good idea, but the thing is my chicken "coop" right now is only an childs play house with an pearch and nest box. [​IMG]
     
  7. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    N.C chicken Owner :

    Thats an good idea, but the thing is my chicken "coop" right now is only an childs play house with an pearch and nest box. [​IMG]

    I agree with sourland. The tiny bantam hens will be crushed but the larger bantam hens can handle a regular sized roo (not oversized).​
     
  8. dixiebeast

    dixiebeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like a coop build and chicken math in your future!!!
     
  9. <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3

    <3 N.C Chicken Chick <3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So funkey would be ok with just the silkies?
     

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