Breed bantam hen with barred rock roo

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by caseymacom, Sep 26, 2016.

  1. caseymacom

    caseymacom Chillin' With My Peeps

    159
    10
    63
    Mar 25, 2015
    spartanburg sc
    I have 1 bantam hen that is lonely, she keeps trying to go in the pen with my br they don't seem to bother her, I have 3 hen and 1 roo, if I let her in will the roo mate her and would it be ok if he did
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    20,495
    3,890
    506
    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    Yes, he will and yes, it will provided she is mature enough to squat for him.

    When chickens mate the hen squats. This gets the weight of the rooster into the ground through her body, not just her legs. Roosters can outweigh the hens by quite a bit even if they are the same breed. The hen squatting is nature’s way of protecting the hen from the weight of the rooster.
     
  3. caseymacom

    caseymacom Chillin' With My Peeps

    159
    10
    63
    Mar 25, 2015
    spartanburg sc
    thank u I put her in and immediately she ran to him and flopped to the ground, guess he wasn't interested he looked and walked away
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2016

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by