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My new bantam roo is fearless!

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by daniel-delarosa, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. daniel-delarosa

    daniel-delarosa Songster

    Dec 14, 2010
    Seminole, Oklahoma
    I just tried to add a bantam roo to my flock of one roo and 6 hens. As soon at the bantam's feet hit the ground he shot over to my rooster and jumped on him. I swear I saw him peel out a little! lol. Anyways, I got my roo away and all of the hens started picking at him. I put him in a cage in side of the coop. How long should it take for everyone to calm down?

  2. Alot of Bantam roos act bigger than their breeches. You actually have a good ratio now so it may prove difficult. First off did you quarantine him for 2-4 weeks? I would fence off a seperate area where he can be seen but not interact for a week or two. Perhaps when he sees the other Roo with the girls he will understand his place. My Dutch roo is totally ruled by his flock and minds himself pretty well but he was hatched here and isn't trying to make any first impressions ike yours. Once he starts to interact with my d'Anvers roo I may have a problem but I'll cross that bridge when we get there. At least their size is somewhat the same.

    I hope it works out for you [​IMG]

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