CAN A AUSTROLOP ROOSTER AND A BANTOM HEN BE TOGETHER

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by villafr, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. villafr

    villafr New Egg

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    I HAVE A AUSTROLOP ROOSTER AND A BANTOM HEN CAN THEY BE TOGETHER OR NOT BE TOGETHER OR NOT ?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Do you mean will they live peacefully, or will you get fertile eggs? Actually, either way, you'll just have to try it and see. If the roo is a lot heavier than the hen, his weight may be rough on her.
     
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Unless other hens are available for the rooster to mate with I would be concerned about the potential for injury to the bantam.
     

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