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Hiding in another building? The barn? Tree really high up?
My coop/run has hardware cloth, and 2"x4" woven wire over the lower 4' in addition. It's all on a concrete foundation too. Security! The door...
Weasels of any sort and rats can get through any opening larger than 1/2" diameter, so look hard at your coop with that in mind. I wonder about...
I have dogs, cats, and horses, and find chicken feed very very inexpensive! And, good food pays off.
It's definitely time! This is often the sad story; she had maggots because she was already ill.
:thumbsup :wee:ya All the best!
I also see curved saddle feathers back there, another cockerel trait.
When you hear crowing, you'll know!
So sorry for your losses, and we have all been there. It's awful, one of those learning experiences we'd rather not experience.
Do rebuild the...
I take birds to the auction near here, and NEVER bring any birds home! I also wear other clothes and shoes, and wash everything when I get home....
In general, bees are good. If any of you are severely allergic, or if the nest is just too easy to interact with, having it gone would be best.
Some can be difficult! It's a beautiful bird though.
Quail, and woodcock, especially when brought home by the 'Mighty Hunter' with birdshot throughout.
Cute little cockerels can find homes. Right...
Also try posting pictures at the local feed stores, and if there's a local auction, consider that.
I do eat extra cockerels, but not my bantams....
I also feed everyone a 20% protein all-flock feed (Purina Flock Raiser) with oyster shell in a separate feeder for the actively laying hens. It's...
Very handsome flock!
Your hardware cloth is not well enough secured to the framing; add wood strips screwed in over it on the inside, or at...
For inside that run, I'd try shrubs that are less expensive! You may find that covering your run, at least with bird netting, will keep your...
He sounds normal. It's easier to raise cockerels with a flock including adults, who will teach the little upstarts manners! His agemates aren't...
pzambrano, that's a cockerel for sure.
You might get lucky with this guy, but he's not 'fully grown', he's an adolescent, and that's why, in my experience, he will only get tougher....