Broody hen with rooster?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by brooster, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    In the spring i will let my NH bantam hen set on eggs, just her and the roo in their own coop. Can he stay with her the whole time? Will he kill the babies?
     
  2. beakkeeper

    beakkeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard of that happening... but who knows, maybe he'll be a great daddy!
     
  3. brooster

    brooster Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2007
    northwest Ohio
    i hope so, i dont want to seperate them.
     
  4. I have seen the hens circle a new hatched chick and peck it to death. I have not seen this with the roos. I do not think that roos are like a lion, they do not kill their young from what i understand.
     

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