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post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by CherriesBrood View Post
 

Well, you don't necessarily need to have 10 hens for one rooster, I have only 7 hens currently and 2 roosters. They all get along fine. It all depends on each roosters individual personality. If you keep him there are the no crow rooster collars that prevent roosters from crowing, but I wouldn't recommend them unless you did all your research and got the right one because certain ones can hurt roosters. I would suggest at least 3 hens for him if you where to keep him and if you didn't, i'd suggest getting one pullet that's VERY close to your existing pullets age so she can have a companion. If you didn't get one close to her age she could peck on the younger one, or the older one could peck on her, that's called the chicken pecking order. Chickens really should be kept in flocks of three or more, but two pullets will be fine. Do you have any other questions? :)


I have two roos for 28 hens and one of them is still pretty rough with the gals. The roosters do well since I raised them together. But mine are barnyard fowl, not house chickens. Where do house chickens roost?

post #12 of 16
@Balloonjuice I Have my chickens outside in a pen that's big enough for 30 chickens, I have 19 1 month old babies that will soon be joining everybody.
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post #13 of 16
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Originally Posted by CherriesBrood View Post

@Balloonjuice I Have my chickens outside in a pen that's big enough for 30 chickens, I have 19 1 month old babies that will soon be joining everybody.

I have some five week olds that I need to get out of the brooder and into the hen house so I will have room for my newest chicks (they just started hatching today).

post #14 of 16
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O yes i do have another question... Being in the house of course i want them to be clean, do i need to bathe them regularly and would a baby soap b a good gentle soap for them?
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by 2chickenbuddies View Post

O yes i do have another question... Being in the house of course i want them to be clean, do i need to bathe them regularly and would a baby soap b a good gentle soap for them?

You can, and it really doesn't matter what soap you use. That's an excellent idea by the way, chickens are dirty animals and having them as house pets it would be a good idea to give them a bath at least once a week. Have you heard of chicken diapers? BYC store has some I believe, I think you'd find them useful if you don't already have them. smile.png
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post #16 of 16

:frowhellooo  welcome to BYC!

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