Bald Rooster

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sittinghenlove, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. sittinghenlove

    sittinghenlove Out Of The Brooder

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    My rooster has been picked clean by the hens. He has a few feathers growing back but winter is here and I'm concerned at night he will freeze. Should I risk letting him sleep In the coop with the hens? Will he freeze out in the cold? Gets down into the 40's.
     
  2. kelck22

    kelck22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try feeding nutrena feather fixer. I have found it works wonders for growing feathers back.
     
  3. Chrysolinsbirds

    Chrysolinsbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why doesn't he roost with hens At night? They will keep him warm =) try nustock. Do they pick at him because he's new, old, young or weak/sick?
     
  4. sittinghenlove

    sittinghenlove Out Of The Brooder

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    Had no idea they sold something to regrow the feathers. Awesome thanks!
     
  5. sittinghenlove

    sittinghenlove Out Of The Brooder

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    The rooster has always stayed outside and kept watch. They pick at him, I think, because we have 2 and he is the smaller one. They don't pick at the big rooster. I just don't want him attacking the hens at night to mate and not letting them sleep.
     
  6. Chrysolinsbirds

    Chrysolinsbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They don't do much mating in the dark.. Unless u have a light in there. Maybe put up a second perch/roost so he can have a space inside/up where there isn't a dominant rooster already perched, who nows one of the lower hens might join him and boost his ego =) good luck
     

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