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post #171 of 178
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To my knowledge the only problem currently with eating mealworms is social stigma. From a health perspective they are better than hotdogs and probably even straight beef. pork or poultry. I will talk to her about it when she can understand.

Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.

 

 

Reminder to self: August 2021 Check Post #15852 in Show Off Your American Gamefowl

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Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.

 

 

Reminder to self: August 2021 Check Post #15852 in Show Off Your American Gamefowl

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post #172 of 178
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Brood three down to 7 chicks and they already roosting up about 6'..






I swapped in a new rooster well into molt for public use. He is well into molt with flight feathers nearly all in. He offers feed to chicks and even mates with Blanch even as the complains but he is not acting as a broody rooster. He spends most of his day well away from Blanch and her brood. Same rooster last year during early part of breeding season did behave as a broody rooster. Late season while in molt he and most others do not invest as much in chicks. He is not imprinted on these.

Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.

 

 

Reminder to self: August 2021 Check Post #15852 in Show Off Your American Gamefowl

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Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it.

 

 

Reminder to self: August 2021 Check Post #15852 in Show Off Your American Gamefowl

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post #173 of 178

Father rooster caring for his chicks after mama hen abandoned them

 

 

"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals" - Immanuel Kant

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"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals" - Immanuel Kant

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post #174 of 178
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Father rooster caring for his chicks after mama hen abandoned them

 

 

The chicks look like they are at an age where the rooster should be able to fulfill their needs for protection and finding food pretty well.  Handsome rooster.

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CHICKENS: to name just a few Cochin, Orpington,  OEG, Russian Orloff, Brahma.  Also have geese and cats
  SEE MY BYC PAGE  for photos 

  SEE MY  CHICKEN PAGE for even more photos

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post #175 of 178
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The chicks look like they are at an age where the rooster should be able to fulfill their needs for protection and finding food pretty well.  Handsome rooster.

Thank you..

 

He is penned up with the mama hen, so he doesn't get to protect them like he should. But he is kind and calls them in for food.

 

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"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals" - Immanuel Kant

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"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals" - Immanuel Kant

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post #176 of 178
This really interested me.Kinda hoping my rooster will do the same.

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 #177 of 178

I just had a rooster wander into my yard and start hanging with my hens. He's been here four days. I notice when I toss goodies out to the chickens, he will make the "mother sound", a soft cluck, cluck, cluck which indicates the mother has food for the babies. He does that sound to alert the hens he has food for them. Strange. My duck just hatched ducklings and the Roo does not pay attention to them. Not negative or positive. 

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I just had a rooster wander into my yard and start hanging with my hens. He's been here four days. I notice when I toss goodies out to the chickens, he will make the "mother sound", a soft cluck, cluck, cluck which indicates the mother has food for the babies. He does that sound to alert the hens he has food for them. Strange. My duck just hatched ducklings and the Roo does not pay attention to them. Not negative or positive. 

 

My boy always does this. He tidbits and alerts like crazy whenever I bring out treats. It's quite hilarious to watch him take all the credit.

-Isobel

Author, Mastiff owner, lover of expensive cheese.

BBS English Orpington herder.

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-Isobel

Author, Mastiff owner, lover of expensive cheese.

BBS English Orpington herder.

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