New banty rooster with regular size hens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by chickenlips, May 6, 2007.

  1. chickenlips

    chickenlips Songster

    Mar 3, 2007
    I have eight one year old laying heavy breed hens who haven't had a rooster with them. Would they accept a banty rooster when he's 4-5 months old? Or would they beat him up?
    Last edited: May 6, 2007
  2. Picco

    Picco Songster

    Mar 14, 2007
    He'll take a beating at first but once his rank is established it should stop. I keep a bantam rooster with my standard hens and it works out great. The bantams are much less abusive than standard roosters.
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I had a little silkie roo be the master of his flock of like 10 full sized hens, once he figured out which way was forward, he was good to go. Silly looking bunch but he did his job.

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