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Good morning ladies Could you tell me how I would go about adding 4 chicks to a flock with a giant rooster? It's bad enough he wont leave my poor older hens alone, I can't imagine what he will do to the new one's once they are added. I have added babies before, but never with a rooster in the picture. They are penned off in an area where the others can see them, so they are use to seeing them, but can't get to them. I am thinking of getting rid of the rooster but really don't know if I want to that either. =/ Suggestions?
March 30, 2009
March 30, 2009
July 16, 2010
June 16, 2011
Like Becky, I would not add the chicks until they are older. Some roosters will go after the older chicks. My did. I have a hen the rooster got too young. She acted like she was down in her back. I had to seperate them. That was a couple of years ago and she walks like a duck sometimes. I'm not sure, but I think she was about 4 to 5 months old. She might had weak bones or maybe she was to young, but Why take the chance. Thank you for your question. I just got some chicks, and I had forgotten about that. Now I know not to put them in with him until they are older ( like 6 months old). As the old saying goes " Better safe than sorry"
Yes I will be waiting for sure until they are bigger. I am wondering if his size is killing my hens. I had a perfectly healthy hen, and then a couple hours later found her dead. Smashed down like he had jumped on her and she never got up and died? :( I may have to get rid of him.
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