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post #41 of 45

I think you are doing good. I have three roosters and five hens. storm is the leader of my flock. soot and shanook have a cage together. they only come out with the others occasionally mostly soot. because i don't trust shanook because he tried to kill them when they were baby's.

post #42 of 45
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Originally Posted by CMfamchick View Post

Can you tell me if I'm crazy(nicely please)😉 My husband and kids brought a box of chicks home about a year ago given to them by our landlord. Of course my wide eyed kids begged to keep and care for these 19, yes 19 precious angels. Of course I said yes knowing they would lose interest within a week. They made it a few days other than playing with them. I actually just got the internet about a week ago so I've been winging it,pardon the pun,I'm just too funny sorry. I've kind if been raising my little ones, well big ones now, with alot of love, maybe a little too much like kids, not sure. It's been trial and error and they have been very patient. I've read over the posts and alot of what I read I figured out except for the rooster thing. As they got older and grew into "puberty" I guess, they began to really hurt the hens and then several at a time would jump on one. Because these guys are all a part of our family. All 19. So I separated all but one of the roosters. Then the girls have their day out, the boys their day. I have a total of 8 boys and they are completely loving. Now, like anyone they have their days but with a little patience, time,and attention, all is well. Is this ok? The kids have no problem but even before reading anything I had this sense that you don't let anyone run up and scare them. Corner them, or put them in a position to feel they need to protect themselves in anyway. What's your opinion? Am I doing ok? By not allowing the hens and roosters together I feel I'm keeping everyone safe. By alternating their days out to roam everyone gets out and stretches their legs equally. Both my hens and roosters have such wonderful,kind,loving attitudes. Each one has a completely different personality. Ot is such a trip to be a part of and to talk with others makes me feel good too

Sounds good. I have 27 hens and 24 roosters, mostly bantams and games, and they get along just fine. I separate them in the Winter and when I have to keep them in, but they free range all day usually and I have no issues other than the occasional coming-of-age fight (settles within the day).

 

   40 waxing and waning free-range birds.
 I truly love animals, both male and female, large and small, regardless of how important humans may shallowly deem them.
I will always miss my Dovey Love.
 
 
 
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   40 waxing and waning free-range birds.
 I truly love animals, both male and female, large and small, regardless of how important humans may shallowly deem them.
I will always miss my Dovey Love.
 
 
 
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post #43 of 45
Thank you so much for the feedback! I'm so glad to hear that I'm handling my chickens correctly so far. Well, I haven't confessed all our habits/sins yet lol. I'm just so grateful to have a place to ask questions and read about others wisdom. It's amazing what you can learn! I want to thank the person who sent the site with the different types of chickens. Now I'm learning what types of babies I have😃
post #44 of 45

He is letting you know he's boss.If you are actaully consider one of them,they will fight you.

 

He may be just dancing around you,but it can escalate.

I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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I have a  few chickens.

2 barreds,named Falcon and Hawk

1 New Hampshire rooster named,Zeus

2 New Hampshire hens named,Vanillipe (One has no name)

1 silver laced Wyandotte named,Special girl

1 White Leghorn roosters named Foggy

3 black&red Sex links,(Black)angel,and one red is named little red,and the other one is Mrs.Prissy

And a few others that sadly,died

 

I have a 11 ducks.

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post #45 of 45
He's "Dancing" .....more like he's Challenging you....he's showing off at you....kinda like saying....HA! Can you beat this?...next step is the face off...head down...neck feathers ruffled to the max...make a "Wrong" move and he will attack...feet first ninja style....some take a bite at you as well....I usually break up the dancing as soon as they try it...put the run on them....if they insist and escalate the behavior, to the aggressive point....it's into the freezer they go.
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