A roo in the works (5 weeks)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dumb_cluck, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. dumb_cluck

    dumb_cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK, I am pretty sure I have a roo in my "flock" of 5. Should I....er....ah...let them grow up "together"? [​IMG]
    Opinions? Advice? Other (except cull)?
     
  2. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] 4 hens & 1 roo might be a happy flock. [​IMG] At least that roo will be happy![​IMG]
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Iffin it were me, I'd let them grow up together. He's gonna give those girls heck when he hits puberty, but it'll all settle down once the girls are ready to lay and on the same page as he is. If you can't get him more girls consider saddles.
     
  4. dumb_cluck

    dumb_cluck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's what I am afraid of. I don't want the girls to be abused.....
    I understand that the male thing is something he cannot control, but.....
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Given enough room the pullets quickly learn how to avoid the cockerel when they are simply not in the mood. I have one adult hen that to my knowledge has still never been mated by my roo. He starts towards her, she gives him a look, he backs off. [​IMG]
     
  6. Tomhusker

    Tomhusker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know how old I was when the whole thing hit me.... what about the roo's? What age do they stop thinking about frogs and snakes and start thinking about kissin' the girls?
     

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