A question that i ponder.....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chicken Cluck, May 12, 2008.

  1. Chicken Cluck

    Chicken Cluck Songster

    May 12, 2008
    If you let two week old chicks out will the roo be mean to them?
    Just wondering. I don't have any chicks yet.[​IMG]
  2. Barnyard

    Barnyard Addicted to Quack

    Aug 5, 2007
    Southwest Georgia
    I guess that is a $100 question. it also depends on the roo. I have a huge RIR roo that I let my little's out with all the time and so far so good! Goober is a big softy though. My 4 year old daughter can pick him up so, yeah it depends on the roo.
  3. mangled

    mangled Songster

    I would say it depends on the roo.

    My big buff orpington roo ended up in the chick side of the coop, we still have NO idea how, when I first put the last batch of chicks out.

    I went up to put gas in the generator, due to a cold night to keep the heat lights running, and there was big old Brutus, asleep in the pine shavings, little chicks all snuggled up around him.

    He gave me a look like, if you ever mention this to anyone... [​IMG]

    Good luck, keep a close eye on them -
  4. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
  5. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    Sep 11, 2007
    Mangled, that is such a cute mental pic.
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    My Hawkeye (Barred Rock) was always very gentle with the little ones. I used to call him The Babysitter. He was even sweet to the older pullet chicks, not even trying to mate them till they were full grown. I sure miss him. [​IMG]
  7. beefy

    beefy Flamingo Daddy-o

    Apr 21, 2007
    South Georgia
    My rooster Conway doesnt care for any of the chicks except his honeys. he isnt really mean to them per se, but once in a while he will run them off or even peck them if they dont move fast enough. the adult girls do it too though.

    my adults, the teenyboppers, and the babies all stay to their own little cliques unless there is chicken scratch involved.

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