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Bye Bye Bill

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by merrymutts, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. merrymutts

    merrymutts Out Of The Brooder

    Sadly we have decided that we must rehome Bill the Rooster...he refuses to quit bulliyng our older hens and it's gotten to the point where he won't let some have access to feed and more importantly in this hot weather...water.

    I hate to do this but it's in the best interests of the rest of the flock. I found a farmer close by who was willing to take Bill off our hands. Perhaps Bill will get along better with HIS flock of hens.

    We are setting an incubator of 10 Jubilee Orpingtons so I am sure that with a reasonable % of hatch we will get at least 1 Roo and the gals will "raise him right".
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Sits With Chickens Premium Member

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    Probably for the best. Good luck getting a more agreeable rooster out of the batch.
     
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  3. Folly's place

    Folly's place Overrun With Chickens

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    x2. The right rooster is wonderful, and the new JO's will be beautiful! Mary
     
  4. merrymutts

    merrymutts Out Of The Brooder

    Thanks...I hate to have to resort to rehoming Bill as he is a most HANDSOME rooster...but I just cannot have him trying to savage the older birds. His actions are not mating as was suggested...it's bullying pure and simple.

    Looking forward to checking my JO's soon. We are on Day 4; in a couple more days we will candle them to see how many babies we got "cooking".
     
  5. CluckerCottage

    CluckerCottage Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh, I wish you the best with your incubating!
    Jubilee Orpingtons are absolutely beautiful!

    Sorry about Bill but it was for the best.
     
  6. Turk Raphael

    Turk Raphael Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I suspect ol' Bill is far more agreeable now.
     
  7. merrymutts

    merrymutts Out Of The Brooder

    'fraid not...he is back in solitary until we can arrange for his re-homing. He had started right back in on bullying poor Ginger...to the point where she was cowering under the nest boxes in the coop.
     
  8. Turk Raphael

    Turk Raphael Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make a fine stew of bill!!! That will cure him.
     

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