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.

  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    I believe that Bantam sized roosters can properly mate with Standard hens.
  3. patricium

    patricium Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 28, 2009
    Western New York
    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.

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