One bantam rooster breeding question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Poonchie's Mama, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. Poonchie's Mama

    Poonchie's Mama Out Of The Brooder

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    I (hopefully) will have one bantam rooster (as soon as I get rid of the others) and 10 standard hens and one bantam hen. Im wondering if the bantam rooster will TRY breeding the standard hens and will he be big enough to do the job? Or will he FEEL like he is doing his job with them and be satisfied with that? If not will he just breed the bantam hen and wear her out?
     
  2. Crest Acres Girl

    Crest Acres Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He will breed with the standard hens too at least thats what happend to a friend of mine, its so funny little roo with a big lady friend what a lucky boy [​IMG]
     
  3. Poonchie's Mama

    Poonchie's Mama Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, ya know, some guys like that! [​IMG]
    I have to say that the reason Im concerned is that Im a little hesitant to eat the fertile eggs. Someone was telling me a story about cracking an egg into a frying pan that had a chicken fetus in it. I think if that happened to me, I would be done eating eggs!
     
  4. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I doubt that would happen to you, but you can't say for sure. Just try and collect all the eggs everyday. If you see an egg that is old, you will know it. It will be not quite as pristine in color and then just throw it out. [​IMG]
     
  5. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Another thing you can do is candle your eggs. You would be able to see developement within 5-6 days for sure, so throw those. There are good candling pages on here (BYC). to reference. The chances are slim that this would happen to you though.
     

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