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Mixing Bantams with Standard

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by parrillofarms, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. parrillofarms

    parrillofarms In the Brooder

    Dec 11, 2009
    vermont, il
    Does anyone have any comments on mixing Bantams with Standard breeds? i was just offered a Japanese Bantam rooster for free but i have 36 Standards. I am afraid it will get beat up. its a pretty small rooster so should i worry about breeding?

  2. solarquail

    solarquail Songster

    Aug 27, 2009
    i have a partridge cochin and 3 standard roosters in with my turken hens and the little banty kicks theyre BUTT
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2010
  3. G Wiz Ranch

    G Wiz Ranch Songster

    Jan 20, 2009
    Lompoc, CA
    I have a Lavender Cochin Bantam ("Lil Roo") that was given to us. This is "his" ranch! I don't have the proper number of roos to hens 2 free range roos with 160+ free range hens/pullets, those 2 roos are too busy to fight, my other roo is a BO (pic of the week not long ago). My other roos are in breeding pens.
  4. silkydragon

    silkydragon Songster

    Nov 1, 2009
    ohio valley
    the banty roos are usually meaner then there standard counterparts i have 5roosters 3standards and 2bantys and my ee roo is in lockdown till the snow melts cuz he was getting mean being cramped in the coop with the other roos i had the door open just chickens where terrified of the snow and it formed like a barrier lol my sebright hen actually uses flying as primary mode of transpertation with the snow actually pretty agile for a chicken in the air

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