Question about bantam chicken

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by endrit, Sep 3, 2019.

  1. endrit

    endrit Chirping

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    Hello,i was thinking of getting a bantam rooster,but i've heard that they are aggresive,someone suggested to get a pair of Bantams(1 rooster,1 hen)because the rooster wont be as aggressive.
    Does getting him along side a bantam hen make him less aggresive?
     
  2. EggSighted4Life

    EggSighted4Life Free Ranging

    All roosters are individuals regardless of breed or size.

    Unfortunately, many of the bantam boys do have what I call short man syndrome... they are cocky little SOB's and too many folks don't see it as an issue due to their size. :mad:

    What is the point behind getting a rooster and why bantam?

    My bantam roosters want to mate my large fowl hens. My large fowl hens don't think the rooster is worthy enough to squat for. And even my bantam hens prefer my large fowl roosters over bantam.

    It's a very personal choice. I have had both good and nasty roosters in both sizes. Cockerels don't count and I never allow access to hens until they mature enough to have some manners.

    :fl
     
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  3. SueT

    SueT Crossing the Road

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    Some breeds are feisty, and some are more docile, whether bantam or large fowl. There are many threads with excellent advice on keeping roosters and avoiding aggression. But none of them have suggested that having a hen will help.
    Do you have other chickens? Keeping any chicken by itself is not such a good idea.
     
  4. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    What are you planning to have? Him in with standard Birds?
     
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  5. endrit

    endrit Chirping

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    Yes i do have 50+chickens with 3 roosters and was thinking about getting a bantam rooster as ornomental bird
    Yea i plan to have him with the big boys as a decorative bird
     
  6. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Well I had to get rid of my Sussex Cockerels because hormones and I knew they would end up killing my Rosecomb Cockerel.
     
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  7. endrit

    endrit Chirping

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    I have 15+ acres they can run,hide under bushes trees etc.I dont think bloodshed can happen
     
  8. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Try it. You won't know till you try..
     
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  9. endrit

    endrit Chirping

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    Yeah definetly will,i heard some folks say they are less agressive with a duo,so i got curious and made a thread:lol:.
     
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    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    Well I had the Rosecomb, two Speckled Sussex and a Silkie cross Cockerel and the Rosecomb was fine till the other Cockerels got more mature and he definitely is a Rooster that wants the ladies.
     
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