DUH! Only took me 21 months to figure this out!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by gritsar, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    My flock will be 21 months old in a few days and I just realized something this morning.
    My Maggie, a little buff hen that got her name because she is as fiesty as a dear friend of mine named Maggie, is a BANTAM.

    How did I miss this? No wonder she's so dominant. I would be too if I were a litte hen in a flock full of LF monsters. [​IMG]
     
  2. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a Buff cochin bantam in with all my big birds...she gets picked on the worse so I am getting her some new coop mates come early spring!
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:The new coop mates sounds like a good idea for yours, but the thing is my Maggie is not picked on. She kicks butt on anyone that tries to mess with her. [​IMG]
     
  4. bibliophile birds

    bibliophile birds Chillin' With My Peeps

    yeah, my silkies totally hold their own with all the LF. there are only 2 of them and 20 LF and i hardly ever see anyone picking on them. Hansel gets it more than Gretel, but still it's almost nothing. i secretly think Gretel is at the top of the pecking order. she's a bossy little lady!
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Well I've always known she was small, but I figured she would catch up eventually.
    She's absolutely perfect in her markings, body shape, etc.
    But this morning when they were all lined up eating scratch it hit me. Perfect hen, but much smaller? Must be a bantam. [​IMG]
     
  6. Buff Hooligans

    Buff Hooligans Scrambled

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    Quote:Grits, what was your first clue? That she was 3" tall and laid eggs the size of jelly beans?????


    [written by someone jealous of people who have bantams!]
     
  7. Countrywife

    Countrywife Corrupted by a Redneck

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  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Grits, what was your first clue? That she was 3" tall and laid eggs the size of jelly beans?????


    [written by someone jealous of people who have bantams!]


    [​IMG]

    Actually she lays pretty good size eggs. She's playing Keep up with Jonses. She just screams a little louder when my 13 lb. roo climbs aboard. [​IMG]
     
  9. riftnreef

    riftnreef Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh my!! That poor little bird!
     
  10. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a bantam EE with LF EE's and she my roos favorite hen [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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