So after leaving Chelsea & Delilah to get settled yesterday, this morning i took the chicks out to the hen house to see how they went...our Lohmons & the Australorp done well with the big girls...the chick we were told was a light sussex (now believed to be a red sex link roo) did not behave so kindly at all & i have separated him from the others again. Would this be just another sign he is definitely a roo? He was chest bumping the 10wk old light sussex & jumping up on her back 'biting' at her neck...which she was not at all ok with 😔 He is about 5 & a half weeks old, & hasnt behaved like that with the 2 chicks (same age) that he lives with at the moment.
Also, should i be worried that the Coronation Sussex has not yet come out of the coop this morning? It is 10am here, she is awake, just hasnt ventured outside yet. Do chickens take some time to settle in? Shld i try taking her out for water at least or maybe add water to the coop? As far as i am aware she hasnt eaten or had a drink since she went into the coop last night about 7-8pm. She is about 14wks old, give or take a week.Edited by honeyb711 - 7/23/16 at 5:22pm