counting my chicks before they hatch......

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by SarniaTricia, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. SarniaTricia

    SarniaTricia Chillin' With My Peeps

    I just set old english game banties under my NHR.
    I have six NHR girls and no roo.
    I am thinking about keeping a bantie roo... will a bantie cover a full size hen successfully?

    I'm a little early in the asking, but someone must have answer.

    thanks
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    I believe that Bantam sized roosters can properly mate with Standard hens.
     
  3. patricium

    patricium Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. My bantam Barred Rock successfully mates with my full-sized Red Stars. Although he does struggle for balance sometimes. ;-)
     
  4. SarniaTricia

    SarniaTricia Chillin' With My Peeps

    OMG [​IMG]

    I am not supposed to have a rooster, but I am kinda hoping for a little guy to protect/breed my girls now.

    I met the flock these eggs came from and they are only about the size of a robin.
    I can just see him strutting around the hen house with that look.... only 1/2 the size of my girls but full of his responsibilities as the protector and husband to 6 ladies and one old grandmother.

    thanks for the imput.
    Tricia
     

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