Modern Game Bantam

2AcreFarmer

In the Brooder
6 Years
5 Years
Jan 23, 2014
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One of my friends gave me a modern game bantam and it is way smaller than my domineckers & barred rocks. Is it okay to put a hen this small in with the bigger chickens? Will my barred rock rooster hurt it? How would I introduce it?
 

5 Acre Rooster

Songster
6 Years
Apr 18, 2013
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North Missouri
Try the playpen method at 1st. I had a couple bantam hen's with full grown roosters and had no issues. Old neighbor had the same w/o issues (Other than roosters, Bantam rooster was super evil ninja chicken to the big boys.) I would try to watch 1st few times she was free to roam with other birds. Make sure nobody was overly aggressive or hurting her while trying to breed. A lot of bantams that I have been around (Hens anyway) were real docile and liked to just sit a lot, not brood just roost.
 

2AcreFarmer

In the Brooder
6 Years
5 Years
Jan 23, 2014
41
0
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I put her
Try the playpen method at 1st. I had a couple bantam hen's with full grown roosters and had no issues. Old neighbor had the same w/o issues (Other than roosters, Bantam rooster was super evil ninja chicken to the big boys.) I would try to watch 1st few times she was free to roam with other birds. Make sure nobody was overly aggressive or hurting her while trying to breed. A lot of bantams that I have been around (Hens anyway) were real docile and liked to just sit a lot, not brood just roost.
I put her in but the rooster an other hens peck and chase her around the run.
 
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