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new cockeral with my 2 chickens

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hello i have introduced a cockeral to my only two hens who DO not like him.my rhode red hates him and tries to attack even tho she was at the bottom of the pecking order with the black rock hen.the black one dont mind but stays away from him.i dont know what breed he is and the owner did no speak much english,he is quite young tho.what breed is he??????? thanks in advanceĀ 

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Any new member to a flock is going to get some pecking as they work out the order.

You are more likely to have a problem with him overbreeding your two hens and causing damage to their backs etc. a 10/1 ratio is generally recommended and while you can get away with less 2 is really not enough.

Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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Aussie Mum to
our sizzle Al

our neurotic Partridge Silkie Penny

and our sweethearts the Salmon Favorelles girls, Colonel , Winry & Carl
And our big girls the Australorps, Pepper, Blackie and Tonio

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so my hens eggs can hatch???????????????????????????:thand yeah might have to give him back.

any1 now what breed he is ......................


Edited by chickenpets786 - 1/17/16 at 5:14am
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