Bullying question - Separating a 4 week old Rooster?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by HarrisonCreek, Oct 16, 2014.

  1. HarrisonCreek

    HarrisonCreek Out Of The Brooder

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    I have read the relevant article on this site:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/bullying-behavior-in-chickens

    Really good tips. However I'd like to ask your opinions on our situation, especailly for tonight.

    The pecking was suddenly worse today after I was out all day at work. 9 chicks are 4 weeks old. Previously I've been able to put them out for a run during the day, which has helped before. We're waiting to find out how many hens we have, so feeling a bit overcrowded. Today I double the brooder box. Now approx 3x8 ft.

    When the sudden excessive pecking happened tonight, I separated the offender into one half of the box. All others were very relaxed after this. The roo is pacing at the mesh between. Now chirping too. The others will settle down for the night soon. WIll they keep calling for him?

    Can I let him back in with the others for the night? It would be best for heating reasons, given the age, and our configuration (don't really have a second heat lamp, just a standing oil heater.

    thanks for any thoughts,
    Maya
     
  2. john hopler

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    Get a lamp or use electric just plz get that flame and co2 out the coop
     
  3. HarrisonCreek

    HarrisonCreek Out Of The Brooder

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    No, no, no! Sorry! Not that kind of oil heater!
     
  4. john hopler

    john hopler New Egg

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    How do I post stuff on here. Where do I need to go
     
  5. john hopler

    john hopler New Egg

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    Black Cocchin cockerls bantams for sale or trade contact me at my email address
     

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