Turken Rooster and Bantam Hens?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by spleenpirate, Dec 12, 2016.

  1. spleenpirate

    spleenpirate New Egg

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    Hello, I'm new to this forum and new to chicken raising and need some advice. About 3 months ago I was given a baby chicken (female), or so I was told and that baby chicken turned out to be a turken Rooster 0.0. Now a little more than 3 months have passed and he crows and everything, and he's been doing great by himself actually. But I feel like I should get him some lady company. Here's the issue I'm having, the area where my Rooster roams is about the size of 4 bedrooms approximately, and is a pavemented area so I regularly have to sweep and mop. I was thinking of maybe bringing home a couple of Bantam hens, but I've been reading that it might not be a good idea because they are much smaller in size. My turken Rooster is about 4 lbs at the moment. The reason I wanted to get Bantams is because they are smaller and I would have to clean less. Or should I get a couple of regular hens? I need advice please! I love my little turken and don't want him to be unhappy. Help!
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    It's not really advisable to get bantam hens for a standard cock, as he may in fact injure them. Especially as Naked Necks are a somewhat heavy breed.

    While he will definitely need some company - chickens are very social creatures and often don't do well when raised alone - I would recommend you look into moving the bird's run. Concrete doesn't allow them to partake in natural behaviors like dustbathing and often causes health issues such a bumblefoot in birds housed on it. They should really be on a mainly dirt floor run.
     

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