My roo has finally figured out his purpose but....

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Emptywagon2, Dec 2, 2011.

  1. Emptywagon2

    Emptywagon2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He is mating our bantie...He is a large bird. Is that ok?
     
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    Emptywagon2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is a pic of the Rooster...[​IMG]
    && one of the bantam hen[​IMG]
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    From the pics it doesn't look like there is enough size difference to be a problem, though it is hard to tell. He may even be able to accomplish fertilization. A huge roo mating a small hen can injure the hen.
     
  4. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They say size matters, but generally not to a roo.

    If he starts to cause feather damage or scratching you will need to separate him from the bantams or get poultry saddles.
     

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