B.R Help?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Elena712, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. Elena712

    Elena712 In the Brooder

    May 31, 2010
    On A Farm
    Okay, I only Have 1 little B.R Now and she and her deceased sister used to get along fine with the rest of the flock, Now she justs sticks around behind! Is there somthing wrong with her??? The other girls don't wait for her and we might be getting a Roo in a few months
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2010

  2. nanawendy

    nanawendy Songster

    Dec 28, 2009
    Bellingham Wa
    How old is she and what is the age difference. My SS are glued together. If one of them died I don't know what the other would do.
  3. Elena712

    Elena712 In the Brooder

    May 31, 2010
    On A Farm
    Our neighbor got the sisters on the same day and gave them to me as a gift, we always kept them with his chickens, but a racoon caught one of the B.Rs and Killed her, Shes only about 10-11 weeks old
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2010
  4. jacobsenbd

    jacobsenbd In the Brooder

    May 17, 2010
    We got 2 straight run BR chicks a week after we got 8 pullets (Buffs & Sex Links). The 2 BR's never seemed to develop a "bond" with the rest of the chicks even though they were only a week apart. The BR's were generally next to each other all the time in the brooder. The other 8 never seemed to picked on the BR's. One of the BR's turned out to be a roo and the day after we moved them into the coop (10 - 11 wks old) the roo had to be culled due to Marek's. Ever since then the lone BR just does her own thing. She's a sweet hen but just is kind of a loner. She's usually off by herself eating and exploring. She does get on the roost with the rest of the girls at night. She's now 6 months old and seems to be perfectly content with the situation.

    I don't really have any advice. I just thought I'd share my BR experience. [​IMG]

    I wonder if that is a traight of the BR's. Kinda interesting.
  5. tommboy1973

    tommboy1973 In the Brooder

    Apr 8, 2010
    Hidden Valley, AZ
    There's hope yet! I got 5 BR two weeks after my first batch. When I first integrated them at about 10-12 weeks they were totally bullied by the older chicks, but one BR managed to finagle her way into the older group and was soon roosting with them. The other four always hung around separately but now that they are getting to laying age they are all seeming to get along much better. I think as your BR gets older she will find her place!!

  6. Jeremy Parker

    Jeremy Parker In the Brooder

    May 25, 2010
    BR stick together! they are a great bird when mixed with other they will stay together and seen to be loners.
    They are not though and will get with it when they want too! They don't like change and will go quite when there is change! They are a friendly bird and great for kids my boys all have there own roo's and they pick them up and everything!

    Give it time she will ajust!


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