What standard breeds wont pick on bantams?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by Claire_Bear, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. Claire_Bear

    Claire_Bear In the Brooder

    Apr 3, 2007
    Anybody know about any standard breed of chicken tht dont usually pick on banties?
  2. eggchel

    eggchel Crowing

    Dec 26, 2006
    Both Coasts
    Probably Buff Orpingtons, mine were always well behaved, and our wyandottes were always submissive. On the other hand, my EEs and Ameraucanas have always been top dogs.
    But, dont assume that your banties will be the bottom of the pecking order, it really depends on their breed. I have a banty araucana hen who is always top dog in the pen, and I had a banty roo who kicked the butt of a giant maran rooster that was 3 times his size. I found the maran with his head in the corner and the banty standing on top of him just ripping his feathers out. However, my silkies are always low in the hierarchy because they cant see anything due to their big poofs. LOL.

  3. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    That's funny.... My top hen is a Silkie!! She claimed it pretty quickly, knocking my bantam cochin, Tina, out of the alpha spot.
    I have a standard cochin who is my only standard hen. She is very sweet and doesn't pick on anyone. Her best friend is the Millie Fleur d'uccle. It's pretty funny to see those two run around together! [​IMG]
  4. maggiePI

    maggiePI In the Brooder

    Apr 4, 2007
    S. Oregon
    My Silver Lacewing Wyandotte was the meanest to my banty. I keep my bantys and big hens separate now.
  5. Freebie

    Freebie Songster

    Feb 4, 2007
    Bloomingdale, MI
    I have a barred rock, buff orphington, and black austrolorp in with my millie fluer's and the bantams are all above the black austrolorp and buff orphington. with the barred rock in the alpha position. but I did introduce the BO and BA the very last to the flock last year. But I really don't see any picking on the bantams.
  6. MelissaZeno

    MelissaZeno Chirping

    May 28, 2013
    Will it be easier to introduce Bantams if the full size hens hatch them?

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