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post #11 of 17
I had two brother cockerels who were fine together until one day - I guess the subordinate decided it was time to see who was boss. It ended up with a fatality I'm afraid to say. They were only 3.5 months old and as yours are older I hope it will be less likely.

Over-mating your hens will cause them great distress and possible physical harm so I would keep an eye on their welfare and be prepared to do the needful.

Ct
post #12 of 17
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If by "the needful" you mean, "get more hens" I'm on it ! wink.png maybe. My sick rooster right now is sucking the life out of me, I'm so worried about him. But that's for another thread. I'm sorry about your loss, I realize I've been very lucky.
post #13 of 17
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If by "the needful" you mean, "get more hens" I'm on it ! wink.png maybe. My sick rooster right now is sucking the life out of me, I'm so worried about him. But that's for another thread. I'm sorry about your loss, I realize I've been very lucky.

If I had a choice I would always plump for more chickens - story of my life. ūüėā

Even better when there's a justification!

Ct
post #14 of 17
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Now I will never know. My poor beautiful Jersey boy passed tonight. I an so incredibly sad. He taught me so much.

Nero and Jersey, together in my heart forever.



post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by Amelia Egghart View Post

Now I will never know. My poor beautiful Jersey boy passed tonight. I an so incredibly sad. He taught me so much.

Nero and Jersey, together in my heart forever.



So sorry for your loss.  They do win a special place in our hearts.:hugs

Raising Hens in Georgia!  Limited experience, but a lot of opinions. big_smile.png 

Reintegrating a Recovered Hen to a Small Flock:

Don't be Chicken, Even a Cat Can Bake a Gingerbread House

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Raising Hens in Georgia!  Limited experience, but a lot of opinions. big_smile.png 

Reintegrating a Recovered Hen to a Small Flock:

Don't be Chicken, Even a Cat Can Bake a Gingerbread House

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post #16 of 17

I'm sorry for your loss...it's always hard to lose them. :hugs

Calling all home bakers...come join us! post #1

Debby

 

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Calling all home bakers...come join us! post #1

Debby

 

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post #17 of 17

Welcome to the BYC flock!  We are glad you joined us!

 

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Black Double Laced, Blue Double Laced and Splash Barnevelders

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Sassafras Grove Farm

sassafrasgrovefarm@outlook.com     sassafrasgrovefarm.weebly.com (not yet published)

 

Black Double Laced, Blue Double Laced and Splash Barnevelders

Silver Double Laced Bantam Barnevelders

Silver, Charcoal, and Birchen Iowa Blues

Swedish Flower Hens

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