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Is it ok to have a bantam rooster and large hens?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by annette964, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. annette964

    annette964 Just Hatched

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    I have a bantam rooster, no hens yet. I was planning on getting a variety of hens for him. Would it be ok to get everything from a Jersey Giant hen to a samll bantam hen and have a mixed flock? Would they be likely to get along with each other or would they be likely to have problems? I intend to llow my hens to free range during the day and put them in a coop at night. Are there breeds that are less suitable for free ranging (predator wise)? Although my coop is very near my home I don't always hear what s happening right outside, in fact before I lost my whole flock several years ago due to predators. I am hoping having the new secure coop will make the difference. I would also like hens that are as friendly as possible whle still predator wary, if that is possible. Any advice is appreciated. Thank you.

    I will post a few pictures of my rooster to give you an idea of his size and breed and just because I am s fond of him. He has lived here several years without other chickens for company. Poor guy.



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    Here he is coing up my side steps to jump/ fly into a tree for night roosting.
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    and this just for sizing him
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  2. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes. Many people have bantam roos with large fowl girls. They'll be fine.
     
  3. Adeth Chicken

    Adeth Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our half pound Bantam roo doesn't have a problem with our australorp, ten times his size just about.
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2015
  4. RonP

    RonP Chillin' With My Peeps

    They will all just work out the pecking order.

    I had the same situation, it was funny seeing the bantam rooster boss the much larger hens...
     

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