Bachelor rooster

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by kcan2, Oct 18, 2019.

  1. kcan2

    kcan2 Chirping

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    Hello all,
    I have always wanted chickens but in August one came from across the street to find me! Thanks to all of the helpful posts on this board, I was able to identify him as a porcelain d'uccle (rooster, I think?). Since buying him, I have been patting myself on the back for his improved looks, but I'm not sure if his healthiness is due to his improved diet/being away from the bigger bully chickens) or if he was just still growing after all (neighbor told me he was hatched in May of this year). So far he is the only chicken I have. Is it ok to wait until spring to get him some "friends" his size? He is out of the weather and gets lots of treats and people attention! Thanks for any input on chicken bachelordom! :)
     
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  2. ValerieJ

    ValerieJ Crossing the Road

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    I hope so. She acting lonely?
     
  3. kcan2

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    Thanks for the reply! Doesn't seem too lonely, but definitely quieter than before!
     
  4. Geggs

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    I have 3 chickens, 2 ducks and 5 geese. The chickens seem a bit more independent. While the waterfowl are virtually always together, the chickens seem content to be pecking and scratching on their own much of the time, but do hang out together at other times. At night, they tend to sit close together on the roost.
    If you do get any more, there's lots of good youtubes and other info out there on introducing adult chickens to each other.
     
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  5. BlueBaby

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    Hello, and welcome! Glad that you joined! Chicken's tend to be social, so it would appreciate having a friend or two. I would get the friend's in the same sized group that the one that you already have. Good luck with your chicken!
     
  6. feathermaid

    feathermaid Egg Obsessed

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    hithere.gif Do you have a secure coop and run to keep a flock of chickens safe? Your guy will be fine alone until you decide to get him some friends later. But be aware that his attitude may change quite a bit once he meets some girls. If you're not interested in eggs, people have been successful in keeping just a flock of roosters. Congrats on having such a healthy beautiful boy!
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

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    Welcome to Backyard Chickens. Feathermaid has given you some good advice.
     
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    Welcome to our FUNomenal community! :celebrate Best wishes and have lots of fun! :wee
     
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    BullChick Enslaved by a Duckling

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