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Can my roster breed my bantam hens

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by animalwild, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. animalwild

    animalwild Chirping

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    Hi, I have a Rhode Island Red rooster and some bantam hens that I would like to hatch some chicks from. Could my rooster fertilize these hens eggs or would I have to get a bantam rooster?
     

  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

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    I personally wouldn't, a large rooster could hurt the smaller hens, whether the eggs are fertile depends on the rooster and his abilities.
     
  3. animalwild

    animalwild Chirping

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    Ok thanks for the info
     

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