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Keeping Roo with standards and bantams?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by mccaff mama hen, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. mccaff mama hen

    mccaff mama hen Songster

    Nov 18, 2009
    Central Indiana
    I have a question about roo's. I have two young ones that I know of...a Sultan and Ameraucana. I have two coops/runs.

    #1 coop/run - EE, 3 BO, 4 silkies

    #2Coop/run - 2 Barnevelders, 1 polish, 2 golden sebrights, 2 buff sebrights, 3 silver sebrights and for now both roo's

    Both tend to stay with those in the #2 group most of the time they are free ranging. I would love to keep the Ameraucana, I think he's going to look cool, but my DH loves the Sultan. With #1 and keep the Sultan in #2, but worry about keeping standard roo's with the silkies or Sebrights? Can anyone tell me what would happen? And how long after they start to crow will they stay friends? [​IMG]

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    It all depends upon the size and temperment of your roosters. Extremely rough, aggressive standard roosters can cause serious harm to bantam hens. Sebrights are especially small and might be injured by an amorous larger rooster. You can always try them together and remoe the roosters if problems arise.

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