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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

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    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

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    i have a partridge cochin and 3 standard roosters in with my turken hens and the little banty kicks theyre BUTT
     
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  3. G Wiz Ranch

    G Wiz Ranch Songster

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    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

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    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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