Big rooster, Tiny hen

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kittykittykitty, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. kittykittykitty

    kittykittykitty Luvin My Chickies

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    My big rooster is trying to mate with my super tiny bantam hen. He tries to mount her but just ends up squishing her. She screams as loud as she can until he gives up. Will they ever be able to mate?
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    Perhaps, but there is also the possibility that he could seriously injure her if there is a great disparity in their sizes.
     
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    I would either separate them, or get rid of one or the other. There is great possibility for injury or even death from a large roo trying to mate a small hen. Especially if your little hen is unwilling. Good luck.
     
  4. Blue

    Blue Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How much size difference is there? My big roosters don't usually seem interested in my bantam hens.
     
  5. farmdude

    farmdude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I totally agree! I have had a friend's roosters cripple and kill her bantam hens. She didn't believe it would happen until it was to late.[​IMG]
     
  6. kittykittykitty

    kittykittykitty Luvin My Chickies

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    Quote:My big rooster is around 6-7 pounds (last time I weighed him which was 3 weeks ago)

    My bantam hen is around 1.5 pounds (I recently weighed her)
     

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