My Black Orpington

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by ichoudhury, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. ichoudhury

    ichoudhury Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2011
    Stone Mountain
    I have two Black Orpington Roosters who are now my only chicken after loosing two Hen (Avian Predator is my primary suspect). So my initial attempt to trade them for other Orpington hasn't generated any fruitful result, so I am thinking of just keeping them. Although I am not sure how long can this two crow in the morning and not make my neighbors unhappy. Even though my closest neighbor's house is about 200+ feet away from my house, they both have very heavy duty voice [​IMG]) ...

    Anyway, I've been thinking about introducing two Hen but possibly Lavender or Black. My question is, these are Giant breed, but can I introduce Bantam Orpington with them? I do not think I can keep that many giant Orpington in my Coop. I can add 2 Bantam to keep them comfortable in the coop I have.

  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I wouldn't put a bantam hen in there with that big guy, no way. He could actually kill her if he attempts mating. Some big roosters won't mate bantams, but I wouldn't bet the farm on it.
  3. hispoptart

    hispoptart Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2011
    NW Colorado
    No advice as I am very new to chickens, just wanted to say he is a very handsome roo.
  4. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Dec 22, 2009
    If he tries to breed a bantam he could do some serious damage to her or even kill her. Also I've never owned chickens but I'm not sure if just two hens is enough for two roos. They can also over breed the hens if there's not enough of them.
  5. ichoudhury

    ichoudhury Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2011
    Stone Mountain
    Thanks for all the advice (and of course for the compliments). They both are so close to each other, I am not so sure how I can separate them. I can't keep too many chicken, yet they are both boys (big boys), so I am in dilemma. Maybe one of these days, I will find a local farm who will take both of them (where they will have a happy life) and perhaps I will get two Hen instead. LOL

    Here's both brothers together

  6. galanie

    galanie Treat Dispenser No More

    Aug 20, 2010
    Two hens are not nearly enough for those guys. If you absolutely can't split them up and can't have more than 4 chickens, just keep them and don't get any hens.

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